About Simon

Simon is a partner within our Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring Department. He advises on a range of high profile and multi-jurisdictional insolvency, corporate restructuring and litigation matters. He acts for all stakeholders including liquidators, receivers, examiners and company directors. Simon is the firm leader with respect to SCARP as introduced by the Companies (Rescue Process for Small and Micro Companies) Act 2021.

Simon has driven the promotion and expansion of the team to become a market leader in recent years. He has extensive experience in some of the most high profile matters to come before the Irish Courts including the examinership of CityJet DAC, litigation between Ronan Group Real Estate Limited and DigitalBridge Inc, the test case against FBD Insurance with respect to business interruption insurance arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the liquidation of multinational brands including Aldo Shoes Ireland Limited, Oasis Fashions Ireland Limited and Warehouse Fashions Ireland Limited, among others.  

Simon's practical approach to advice on complex issues of law within the tight parameters of insolvency, restructuring and litigation scenarios ensures the delivery of key outcomes for his clients while also allowing collective collaboration with third parties.

Simon is also admitted to practice in England and Wales. 

Relevant Experience

  • DigitalBridge Inc in defence of a claim of Ronan Group Real Estate Limited with respect to transfer of a loan portfolio
  • PwC on the interpretation of loan and security with respect to secured commercial real estate assets
  • SCARP acting on behalf of both companies and Process Advisors on successful processes
  • Cityjet DAC on its successful utilisation of the Examinership process
  • Directors of Pamela Scott on its restructure by way of the provisional liquidation of certain entities
  • Lord Mayor of Dublin on the creation of a trust for former employees of a company in liquidation
  • Liquidator of the Swiss Department of Finance on their claim over funds of an insolvent company within Irish bank accounts