Simon is a partner in Three Crowns’ Paris office. He has provided advice and representation in numerous proceedings conducted under the rules of the major arbitral institutions and ad hoc, with a particular focus on disputes arising out of large infrastructure, and other major, projects involving disputed technical, delay, and quantum-related issues.
Simon’s recent experience includes representing: the local subsidiary of a global contracting group in a dispute arising out of the construction of a significant healthcare facility in the Middle East, which centered on highly-technical issues of electrical engineering; a European contractor in dual contractual and investment treaty arbitrations arising out of a “mega project” to expand a strategic maritime infrastructure installation; a French-German consortium in an arbitration arising from an agreement for the construction of a “first-of-a-kind”, new-generation nuclear power plant in Finland; a European refining company in a dispute concerning a significant refinery upgrade project involving a wide spectrum of technical issues, ranging from deficient site preparation to post-completion defects, complex delay analysis and significant claims for production losses; and a European mining company in proceedings arising out of an expansion to a substantial wet-sands mining operation in an African country.
Simon is described in the Legal 500 as a “rising star” and clients laud his “impressive ability to deep dive into highly complex, technical issues” and turn them into “elegant and powerful arguments.”
Simon holds an LLB (First Class Hons) and a BA (French). He is admitted in New Zealand and as a solicitor in England and Wales. Simon speaks fluent English and French.