Simon is co-head of the Latin America group with nearly 20 years' experience structuring transactions in the region. He practises both Cayman Islands and BVI law and advises financial institutions, public and private companies, private equity and hedge funds (both originating from and investing into the Latin America region) on all aspects of offshore structures, with particular focus on structured finance, investment funds and general corporate matters.
Simon is also co-head of the Sports, Media & Entertainment group. He has extensive experience advising owners, sports bodies, athletes and broadcasters on all aspects of sports related transactions including the acquisition and ownership of sports franchises, corporate and intellectual property holding structures and the related licensing of such rights including brand merchandising and media and television rights licensing globally, sports related financing, including stadia financing, acquisition and transfer of professional athletes and athlete wealth management structures including the ownership and licensing of image rights.
Simon also has extensive experience in advising telecommunications providers as to licencing and regulatory matters.
Simon joined Maples and Calder in 1999. He previously worked for Linklaters in London.
Simon has been featured in Latin Lawyer 250 and recognised in several legal directories, including Legal 500, IFLR1000, Chambers & Partners and Who's Who Legal.
University of California, US, BA, Political Science (summa cum laude)
Oxford University, UK, BA (Hons), MA (Hons), Jurisprudence
Cornell University, US, LLM
Bristol University, UK, Diploma in Intellectual Property Law
Simon is a Cayman Islands Notary Public. He is also a member of the CONCACAF Caribbean Professional League Task Force.
1994 - Admitted as an attorney-at-law in New York (does not practise as an attorney in New York)
1996 - Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (does not practise as an English solicitor)
1999 - Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands
2012 - Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the British Virgin Islands