Simon is a senior associate in the Washington, D.C. office. Prior to joining Three Crowns, he worked for several years in the international arbitration practice of a leading international law firm in Paris and Washington, D.C.
Simon has significant experience in international commercial arbitration, having represented clients across a wide range of sectors, including the oil and gas, construction, and food distribution industries. Simon also has considerable experience in investment arbitrations, including most recently representing a Canadian rare earths minerals explorer in its expropriation claim against the Republic of Kyrgyzstan.
Simon co-authored the chapter “Fair and Equitable Treatment: Legitimate Expectations and Transparency” in ICSID’s 50th anniversary text “Building International Investment Law: The First 50 Years of ICSID.”
Simon received his LL.M. from Columbia Law School, where he studied as a Fulbright scholar. Before that, he received an LL.B. with first-class honors and a B.A. with first-class honors from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. He speaks English and French, and is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., New York, and New Zealand.