Partner at Clifford Chance's international arbitration group, Paris
1 rue d'Astorg, CS 60058, Paris Cedex 08, 75377
+330144055114, +330144055252

Areas of Expertise and Arbitration Experience: His experience covers all major arbitral institutions and a range of dispute types, notably including technology/IP, telecommunications, pricing disputes concerning mining and metals, post acquisition and shareholders’ agreements.

Languages: English, French

Education: LLB – Deakin University Melbourne; LLM (equivalent) University Paris II; Barrister & Solicitor (Supreme Court of Victoria & High Court of Australia); Solicitor (England & Wales); Admitted to practice in Paris.

Professional Career: Before joining Clifford Chance in early 2012, he spent four years as Deputy Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, having previously practiced with leading international arbitration firms in Paris and Australia. He has authored or co-authored over 30 articles and two books on international arbitration. His first book (“International Commercial Arbitration: An Asia-Pacific Perspective”, 2011) was the first subject-by-subject international arbitration text book with an Asia-Pacific focus. His second book (“The Secretariat’s Guide to ICC Arbitration”, ICC 2012) includes an article-by-article commentary on the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration. Simon also lectures on international arbitration at Sciences Po in Paris since 2008 and is a Visiting Professor of international arbitration at Hong Kong University since 2011. He is a Court Member (Australia) of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, a Member of the Court of the Jerusalem Arbitration Centre, and an Australian Government delegate to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.