is a partner of Signature Litigation LLP specialising in international commercial litigation and arbitration, including civil fraud and asset tracing. Prior to joining the firm, he was chair of the London Litigation practice at Latham & Watkins LLP, and prior to that, a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP. Simon has over 28 years’ experience in high-stakes commercial litigation. He 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 co-ordinating parallel cross-border disputes and proceedings before a number of courts and tribunals, as well as the London Court of International Arbitration. Simon became involved in Russian and CIS-related disputes nearly two decades ago and continues to handle matters with a connection to the region.