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Simon Bushell

Simon Bushell

Signature Litigation

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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