Simon Hewes > Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
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Simon is Senior Counsel in the firm’s corporate finance team and has led many major corporate transactions and projects. Simon advises on a broad range of corporate matters, but mainly M&A transactions, joint ventures, private equity investments, acting for investor, company or management, and corporate reorganisations. Whilst Simon has advised on a diverse range of businesses, he has particular energy sector, and oil and gas, expertise.  Simon regularly advises on cross border and international transactions.


Studied law at University of Warwick (First Class); qualified in 1987 with Pinsent & Co., Birmingham (now Pinsent Masons); joined Bond Pearce in 1992 and appointed partner, Bond Pearce 1994; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson on combination 2017; Senior Counsel, Womble Bond Dickinson 2022.

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South West > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Bristol

(Hall of Fame)

Simon HewesWomble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP has sector specialisms in energy, insurance and real estate, offering clients expertise in acquisitions, disposals, investments and joint ventures. The team is particularly active in deals involving private equity, where the practice acts for PE houses including Puma, Piper and LDC as well as for management teams. Tom Fitzpatrick serves as practice head and is noted for his work on deals involving financial services and insurance companies, while Simon Hewes has substantial experience in mid-market transactions, particularly in the oil and gas space. Managing associates Sammy Hill and Alex Fergus are also recommended for their broad transactional experience.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP advises on developments, projects and disputes relating to onshore wind, offshore wind, CCUS, decarbonisation of heat and hydrogen projects. The team are instructed by some of the largest players in the renewable energy development space including EDF, E.ON and Iberdrola. Richard Cockburn  regularly works with developers and contractors and heads the energy and utilities team. Sebastian Briggs acts on the sale, purchase and financing of renewable projects with support from Chris Towner. Corporate expert Simon Hewes focuses on M&A and private equity transactions.