Simon Bushell specialises in international commercial litigation and arbitration, including civil fraud and asset tracing.
Prior to joining Signature, Simon was the chair of the London Litigation practice of Latham & Watkins, and prior to that, a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills. Simon has over 28 years’ experience in high stakes commercial litigation.
Simon acts for a broad range of clients, including large corporates, private equity houses, financial institutions, banks and ultra-high net worth individuals, in addition to foreign government agencies and state-owned companies. He has undertaken investigations into complex, worldwide frauds, conspiracies and insolvencies, and has wide experience in coordinating parallel cross-border disputes and proceedings before a number of courts and tribunals.
Simon regularly advises on high-value complex commercial disputes, including investment banking disputes, breaches of trust and fiduciary duty, professional negligence, money laundering, bribery and corruption, shareholder disputes, as well as a wide range of general commercial disputes.
Simon has a strong reputation for his commercial awareness, and strategic thinking which is coupled with his team leadership skills in managing large, complex cross-border issues.
Simon is general editor of International Fraud and Asset Tracing, ‘Getting the Deal Through Dispute Resolution’ and is co-author of Disclosure of Information: Norwich Pharmacal and Related Principles.
Simon is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars involving a range of subjects, including cross border litigation, fraud and asset tracing, crisis management, and international arbitration.
Simon is regarded as a ‘Leading Individual’ in The Legal 500 2016 for his civil fraud and commercial litigation expertise, and is recognised as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ for his banking litigation and international arbitration work. Chambers UK describes him as a “truly exceptional lawyer” and he is also ranked as a foreign expert for his Russian dispute resolution work in Chambers Global 2017. Simon became involved in Russian and CIS-related disputes nearly two decades ago and continues regularly to handle matters with a connection to the region. Recognised for being “very clear-sighted and capable of identifying clear strategies for his clients to pursue”, Simon has been consistently ranked in Bands 1 and 2 for his civil fraud expertise in Chambers UK over many years. He has also been regularly featured in the Who’s Who Guide to the World’s Leading Business Lawyers.
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