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Simon Bushell

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Work 020 3818 3500
Email:
Signature Litigation LLP

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Litigation, Civil Fraud, International Arbitration

Position

Simon has over 28 years’ experience in international commercial litigation and arbitration, civil fraud and asset tracing. 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 experience in coordinating parallel cross border disputes and proceedings before a number of courts and tribunals.

Simon 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 range of general commercial disputes. He has a strong reputation for his commercial awareness, and strategic thinking which is coupled with his skill 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’.

Career

Trained Herbert Smith 1987; Qualified 1989; Partner Herbert Smith 1997; Partner Latham & Watkins 2013; Partner Signature Litigation 2017.

Member

London Solicitors Litigation Association; International Bar Association; Professional Advisors to the International Art Market.

Education

The University of Birmingham (LLB); Nottingham Law School (LLM)


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Leading individuals

Simon Bushell - Signature Litigation LLP

Within: Fraud: civil

Signature Litigation LLP’s β€˜outstanding’ practice is β€˜a force to be reckoned with in the civil fraud disputes area’, and the team β€˜shows great client care and ultimate professionalism’. The group saw a number of significant hires in the last year, former practice head Simon Bushell from Latham & Watkins and Josh Wong from DLA Piper being among the most notable. The firm currently represents Blue Tropic and Coppella Ventures in a high-value claim for damages under Georgian law, where the two claimant companies allege significant misappropriation of assets. Graham Huntley and Julian Connerty co-head the practice.

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Signature Litigation LLP’s β€˜very responsive, strong team’ grew when the firm recruited Simon Bushell, Ioannis Alexopoulos, who β€˜has great experience, clear thinking and iron logic’, and Josh Wong from Latham & Watkins, Bryan Cave and DLA Piper, respectively. The firm β€˜provides a high level of service’ and has a strong focus on large, complex and often cross-border cases, with its client base including banks and other financial institutions, multinational corporations, and individuals. The team acted for one of the three lead groups of RBS shareholders in claims against RBS, pursuant to FSMA’s section 90 and in relation to RBS’ failed 2008 rights issue. It also represented property company Desiman in its claim against Bank of Scotland, HBOS Treasury Services and Lloyds Bank for mis-selling of LIBOR-referenced interest rate swaps, breach of implied representations and wrongful appointment of administrative receivers. Graham Huntley is β€˜one of the doyens of the London litigation market’; Abdulali Jiwaji β€˜has a very good appreciation of the commercial nature of litigation’; Daniel Spendlove β€˜immerses himself in clients’ cases and takes a hands-on approach which reaps dividends’; and Natalia Chumak β€˜manages to secure favourable outcomes for clients in cases that seem hopeless’. Other notable advisers are Julian Connerty, Adam Rooney and Hermes Marangos.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Signature Litigation LLP is β€˜a notably excellent boutique firm, which has a very lean structure that means excellent value for clients; and it has grown to be one of the most visible and permanent fixtures in big-ticket commercial cases’. The firm saw significant growth through the recruitment of Latham & Watkins’ former London litigation team head, Simon Bushell, as well as β€˜very strong lawyer’ Ioannis Alexopoulos and international commercial litigator and arbitrator Josh Wong from Bryan Cave and DLA Piper, respectively. Highlights included acting for one of the three lead groups of RBS shareholders in Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 claims against RBS, regarding its failed 2008 rights issue. The β€˜indefatigable’ Graham Huntley is β€˜an excellent and careful strategist with unparalleled knowledge of judges, barristers and arbitrators’; Abdulali Jiwaji β€˜gives carefully considered opinions’; Daniel Spendlove is β€˜highly professional’; and Natalia Chumak β€˜has extraordinary, high-quality analytical skills’. Hermes Marangos, Julian Connerty and Adam Rooney are also key contacts.

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