• Who-we-are-banner


Available in other languages:

Charles Russell Speechlys strengthens its Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice with the arrival of Simon Le Wita

Charles Russell Speechlys today announces the appointment of Simon Le Wita as a Partner within the Firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution department. Simon joins the Firm’s Paris office from French firm, De Pardieu Brocas Maffei.  

Simon has extensive experience in domestic and international commercial, banking, and financial litigation and ably advises clients on shareholder and post-acquisition disputes, as well as contract and tort litigation. Simon is similarly well versed in debt restructuring, insolvency, and bankruptcy matters. He advises French and foreign companies in all industry sectors, from credit institutions and investment funds to insurers, real estate companies, and suppliers.

Much of Simon’s work has an international framework and he is renowned for his strong appreciation of the wider legal and cultural background in which foreign lawyers and their clients operate. Simon has developed a strong international litigation practice and is regularly involved in enforcement and asset recovery cases as well as risk management. He has also developed extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution including arbitration and dispute prevention.

Frédéric Jeannin, Managing Partner of Charles Russell Speechlys Paris says:

"Simon's arrival is in line with the Firm's strategy of developing our Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice and expanding our offering in France and internationally. We attach the utmost importance to offering a high value-added service to our clients and Simon’s experience and technical expertise complements our existing offering. Simon shares our vision and ambition to build an integrated international team capable of resolving the most complex disputes in the main dispute resolution hub".

Simon Le Wita, Partner, adds:

"I am very pleased to be joining Charles Russell Speechlys and I look forward to contributing to the development of the Firm’s well-established Litigation practice and rapidly growing international network. Alongside the team, I am excited to service the specific needs of our various clients in an increasingly sophisticated, international and demanding market."

Simon’s appointment closely follows the arrival of Francis Ho who joined as a Partner within the Firm’s Construction and Infrastructure group last month.

Related coverage:

Wealth Briefing, Option Droit et Affaires, CDR Magazine 

Our thinking

  • IBA Annual Conference 2024

    Charlotte Ford


  • Charles Russell Speechlys advises Foodles on the strategic acquisition of caterer Le Val d'Evre

    Renaud Ferry


  • Re UKCloud: The importance of exercising control over a fixed charge asset

    Cara Whiffin


  • Bloomberg quotes Dominic Lawrance on pledges to scrap preferential tax treatment for non-doms

    Dominic Lawrance

    In the Press

  • Consumer Duty Board Report

    Richard Ellis


  • Standard of repair put to the test - Estates Gazette Q&A

    Emma Humphreys


  • LIDW: Is arbitration an effective process for disputes involving state interests: a panel discussion of concerns raised in Nigeria v. P&IDL [2023] EWHC 2638

    Richard Kiddell


  • Injunctions against potential protesters - Estates Gazette Q&A

    Samuel Lear


  • Michael Powner, Isobel Goodman and Hauwa Ottun write for Law 360 on the Tips Act

    Michael Powner

    In the Press

  • LIDW: An Era of Constant Change – an event to explore the General Counsel’s role in delivering sustainable growth whilst managing global ESG risks

    Caroline Greenwell


  • Emily Chalkley writes for The Times on how best to use employee influencers

    Emily Chalkley

    In the Press

  • LIDW: Liability imposed on UK Directors and how to mitigate the risks

    Claudine Morgan


  • The Lawyer covers our Training Contract support, in light of the shift to the SQE

    Karen Stages

    In the Press

  • The Use of Experts in International Arbitration

    Peter Smith


  • The Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Act receives Royal Assent! What can we expect to see in consumer law changes?

    Dillon Ravikumar


  • Volunteers’ Week 2024: Celebrating Our People


  • The Telegraph quotes Sarah Jane Boon on potential issues around Labour’s pledge to levy VAT on private school fees

    Sarah Jane Boon

    In the Press

  • Property Patter: Great Estates Miniseries - part 2

    Cara Imbrailo


  • Property Week quotes Claire Fallows on Labour's proposed new towns programme

    Claire Fallows

    In the Press

  • Business Green quotes Caroline Greenwell on the FCA's new sustainability disclosure regime

    Caroline Greenwell

    In the Press

Back to top