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Simon Bushell

Work 020 3818 3500
Signature Litigation LLP

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Litigation, Civil Fraud, International Arbitration


Simon has over 30 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’ (Second Edition).


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


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


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

Disputes boutique Signature Litigation LLP handles a broad range of civil fraud matters; areas of expertise include search and seizure orders, freezing injunctions, and multiparty, multijurisdictional disputes. Clients include large corporates, private equity houses, financial institutions, banks, ultra-high-net-worth individuals and foreign government agencies. Simon Bushell, 'a force-field of drive and determination', leads the team alongside firm founder Graham Huntley, who is described as 'an extraordinary legal mind' and Julian Connerty, who has a particular focus on international fraud, insurance, industry disputes and regulatory investigations.

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Signature Litigation LLP 'has been outstandingly successful'. The highly specialised dispute resolution firm has a strong focus on large, complex cases that are frequently cross-border. Founding partner, Graham Huntley, is a specialist banking litigator, and Simon Bushell is highly rated for high-stakes Russian and CIS-related disputes. Abdulali Jiwaji has particularly strong experience advising on disputes involving financial products and mis-selling, investigations and disciplinary proceedings, and Julian Connerty is increasingly focused on shareholder and group claims. Rory Spillman and Becca Hogan are the associates to note.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Simon Bushell  - Signature Litigation LLP

Within: Commercial litigation

Signature Litigation LLP has 'a highly experienced team of partners who have in-depth knowledge of commercial dispute resolution'. It is a specialised dispute resolution firm, with a strong focus on large, complex cases that are often cross-border. Graham Huntley acts in M&A disputes, shareholder and joint venture disputes, economic tort claims, and regulatory disputes and investigations. Simon Bushell specialises in complex international disputes. Other recommended partners are Abdulali Jiwaji, Daniel Spendlove and Ioannis Alexopoulos, while Kathleen Leslie is a notable senior associate.

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