Simon Kamstra > Addleshaw Goddard > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Commercial litigation group.


Head of international arbitration. Partner specialising in company and shareholder disputes; mergers and acquisition-related claims; misfeasance and directors duties issues, sports law, cross-border litigation and injunctive work, public law and judicial review. Contributor on legal topics to various business and legal publications.


Addleshaw Goddard since 1992; partner 1996 to date.


Spoken French.


International Bar Association; LCIA; Creative Industries Federation.


Pocklington School; University of Manchester.


Music, photography, travel, cricket.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Addleshaw Goddard‘s ‘really excellent team‘ has a strong track record in major international arbitrations involving energy, life sciences, insurance and construction. The firm also has a growing investment treaty practice. ‘Standout individualJon Tweedale has longstanding international commercial disputes expertise, while Simon Kamstra is an energy law expert. Also highly regarded are legal director and ‘arbitration guruNathalie Allen; and managing associate Canelle Goldstein, who is experienced in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.

London > Public sector > Administrative and public law

The ‘highly competent and experienced legal team’ at Addleshaw Goddard regularly represents both public bodies – including governmental authorities – and private sector clients in judicial reviews. The firm fields a strong cross-disciplinary team with recognised litigation practitioners, who bring sector experience and insight. Simon Kamstra specialises in high values international disputes with a focus on energy and utilities. ‘Skilled negotiatorBill Gilliam is experienced in health, transport, energy and infrastructure. Clare Dwyer is known for her public law work arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. At managing associate level, Paul Rowley is singled out.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Addleshaw Goddard has considerable sector expertise in the energy, transport, health, and retail and consumer products areas, acting for FTSE 100 companies, central and local government, high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs. Beyond a variety of B2B cases, the group also takes on procurement and judicial review matters, fraud and professional negligence claims, and pension disputes. Bill Gilliam‘s practice also encompasses customer/supplier clashes and outsourcing disputes. He leads the team, which also includes the ‘very helpful and knowledgeableLouise Dobson and legal director Gareth Jones, who is a contracts specialist. Simon Kamstra relocated to London.