Simon is the head of Charles Russell Speechlys' Doha office and the head of Real Estate & Construction in the Middle East.
Having been based in the Middle East since 2008, Simon specialises in real estate and construction matters. His main areas of expertise are large scale mixed use developments and infrastructure projects (particularly PPPs), city centre redevelopments, real estate investment, real estate management, real estate finance and hotels and hospitality.
Simon advises a variety of corporates, financial institutions, government and quasi-government entities, high profile individuals, contractors and consultants in Bahrain, Qatar and across the GCC. He has also advised on the financing of acquisitions and developments using both conventional and Islamic finance structures.
Simon has co-authored a number of recent publications relating to real estate in the GCC, is a regular contributor to one of Bahrain’s leading property journals and has spoken at a number of real estate events including BIPEX 2010 and the 15th Engineering Forum 2011 on low cost housing developments.
Simon is admitted to practise in England and Wales.