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Hausfeld & Co LLP

Work Department

Commercial & Financial Disputes


Partner, London


Simon Bishop, Partner at Hausfeld London, specialises in commercial litigation with a particular focus on financial services and markets. Simon has advised on substantial claims relating to interest rate derivatives, securities issuances and trading, bank support units, financial benchmark manipulation, banking fraud, shareholder claims, and general commercial matters. Simon also advises on disputes relating to the environment, climate change, and other ESG issues, in both commercial and administrative law contexts.

He has extensive experience of cases involving third-party funding and is familiar with alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation and arbitration (under various rules). His clients include institutional asset managers, publicly listed companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, firms of solicitors, insolvency office holders, members of parliament, NGOs, and lobbying groups.

Previously, Simon worked in derivatives and structured products for some of the world’s most prominent financial services institutions. The technical and industry knowledge gained during that time unquestionably benefits his clients. Having been in-house, he also appreciates the commercial pressures and competitive business climate.

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Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Environment

Hausfeld & Co LLP‘s environmental and product liability team is led by Ingrid Gubbay, who conducts strategic public and private law litigation, Sarah Moore, who litigates against both corporate defendants and the UK government, and Simon Bishop, who was recently promoted to partner. The team predominantly represents clients in claims against prominent corporations and institutions. Some of the firm’s work includes helping Greta Thunberg and 13 other young climate activists from around the world with a petition to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres asking that he and the leaders of all UN agencies declare that the climate crisis is an emergency.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

Hausfeld & Co LLP ‘s banking litigation team is described as a ‘great and close-knit unit of ex-City partners with banking experience now deployed in a crack squad to assist the investor and borrower community’. It stands out for being conflict free and able to act against major financial institutions on behalf of claimants. It has expertise on financial services disputes, acting on claims relating to electronic trading platforms and cryptoassets among other things. The team counts on the expertise of ‘outstanding lawyerJohn McElroy, ‘exceptionally brightLucy Pert, ‘absolutely brilliantSimon Bishop  and the ‘extraordinaryLianne Craig, who recently became London managing partner. The firm’s commercial disputes practice (which includes banking litigation) now accounts for around 40-50% of the firm’s work.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium

A leadership change at the beginning of 2022 has seen ‘brilliant strategistLianne Craig step up to become Hausfeld & Co LLP‘s first female managing partner, while her place as head of commercial disputes has been taken by respected litigator John McElroy. As well as handling the gamut of commercial litigation cases globally, the firm is committed to innovative funding solutions and arrangements. Other noted practitioners include aviation and media-focused Ned Beale, recently promoted partner Simon Bishop and counsel Duran Ross.