Simon is an Associate in the Asset Finance Department of Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP who advises financiers, owners and operators on a range of domestic and international asset and structured finance transactions in respect of a number of difference asset classes. Simon’s main focus within the asset finance field is on shipping finance with specific experience in the financing of containerships and offshore installations. During his time at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP Simon has undertaken two client secondments, the first at Barclays Bank where he spent seven months in the asset finance team advising on various structured finance projects from ECA backed commercial aircraft and satellite financings to corporate jet and superyacht transactions, and the second at DVB Bank where Simon focused on shipping and aviation, spending eight months in the legal team advising on a range of shipping and aviation matters including; debt and equity financing, advisory services and enforcement scenarios. Simon graduated with a degree in Law with honours from Brunel University London and passed his law society examinations at the College of Law Guildford. Simon has also attended the Lloyds Maritime Academy Ship Finance School at Christ’s College Cambridge University. Simon was elected to the board in August 2011 as Sponsorship Director.