Simon Middleton > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile



Simon is a partner in Dentons’ London office, where he is a member of the Banking and Finance practice group.

Simon acts for lenders, borrowers, sponsors and advisers on a wide range of banking and finance transactions of both a bilateral and multi-lender nature. His main areas of focus are acquisition finance, bilateral and syndicated lending, and restructurings, and he has extensive experience of working on both domestic and multi-jurisdictional cross- border transactions.

Simon has particular experience in the Nordic region where he has been active within the market for a number of years, acting for both Nordic and international banks.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Acquisition finance

With three partners in London with a core focus on acquisition finance mandates and also able to leverage the expertise of lawyers spread across the firm’s extensive international network, Dentons is increasingly well-positioned to advise banks and private equity sponsors on cross-border mandates, including those with a nexus to the emerging markets.  Former Simmons partner Simon Middleton  co-heads the team alongside Catherine Astruc and is particularly noted for his lender side work within the Nordic markets.

London > Finance > Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Dentons is adept at handling cross-border syndicated lending transactions, governed by UK law, for borrowers (including investment grade corporates) and commercial banks, where it is also aided by practitioners spread across the firm’s extensive international network of offices. Simon Middleton  is a ‘safe pair of hands‘ and has ‘many years of experience advising bank syndicates and borrowers in loan financing matters‘, particularly with a nexus to the Scandinavian market. The arrival in January 2021 of Will Turner  from Linklaters LLP also bolsters the team, by dint of his expertise advising global banks on financings for investment grade and cross-over credits within Europe and the emerging markets.