Simon Bishop

Simon Bishop

  • Partner
  • London
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Simon Bishop specialises in commercial litigation with a focus on disputes in the financial services sector. 


Simon has advised on dozens of disputes relating to banking and financial markets, including claims concerning securities issuances and trading (usually acting on behalf of groups of investors), derivatives and other financial instruments, bank support units, financial benchmark manipulation, banking fraud. Simon also acts in disputes relating to breaches of competition law and general commercial matters, and has represented clients in various Courts and Tribunals in England and Wales, including the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions of the High Court, the Competition Appeal Tribunal, and the Court of Appeal. He is experienced in alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation and arbitration (under various rules).

Simon also advises on disputes relating to the environment and climate change, in both commercial and public law contexts, and has expertise in relation to claims on behalf of investors arising from issues connected to climate change and corporate reporting.

Before training as a solicitor, Simon worked in derivatives and structured products for various leading financial services institutions, including Morgan Stanley and State Street. The technical and industry knowledge gained during that time continues to benefit his clients.


His clients include institutional asset managers, publicly listed companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, global NGOs, firms of solicitors, insolvency office holders, Members of Parliament and lobbying groups.