Simon is a partner in the banking and finance team advising on all aspects of corporate banking, focussing on secured and unsecured lending transactions, property and project finance. Simon advises on the sale, acquisition and management of loan and asset portfolios, debt restructuring, work-out arrangements and negotiations.
Simon has extensive experience advising on and drafting facility and security documentation for financial institutions and borrowers and has advised corporates on funding agreements and the provision of security as collateral for regulatory or other funding shortfall arrangements, including under the Environmental Protection Agency’s scheme of financial provision for environmental liabilities. Simon has extensive experience in the area of tobacco regulation having advised the national regulatory authority for a number of years in relation to the legislative framework for the regulation of tobacco products, during which time he was involved in many leading cases concerning the Public Health (Tobacco) Acts.
Simon previously worked in the banking department of a top Dublin law firm and has over 12 years experience as a solicitor advising on a broad range of secured lending transactions, financial regulatory and tobacco regulatory matters.
Simon has an interest in the ethical finance sector and has advised a number of micro-finance institutions and social lenders and has expertise in relation to Islamic finance/Shari’ah compliant finance structures.
Law Society of Ireland
Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
Member Commercial Law Committee, Dublin Solicitors Bar Association