Maple & Black
Simon is a corporate and commercial partner at Maple & Black. He joined the firm in 2015 having previously worked for Baker & Mckenzie advising multinational corporates on cutting-edge UK and cross border transactions. Simon has worked closely with high profile clients in the financial services, retail, manufacturing, professional services and pharmaceuticals sectors, among others. Simon also has a wealth of experience advising entrepreneurial and owner managed businesses having worked in the legal department of a UK top tier accountancy firm.
Simon's corporate experience includes: company reorganisation and restructuring projects (including dividend documentation, share buybacks and share capital reductions); company/business acquisitions and disposals; joint ventures and investment/shareholder arrangements; company law and regulatory compliance; financial restructuring and loan agreements; employee share schemes; and partnership/LLP arrangements. On the commercial side, Simon advises on a range of matters including the supply of goods and services; franchising; and general commercial contracts.
Maple & Black is a boutique corporate, commercial and property law firm based in Soho, London. All of the firm's lawyers are ex-city lawyers who provide the quality of service and expertise that you would expect from a city firm but at more competitive rates. Experienced in both UK and cross border transactions, Maple & Black advise corporate clients and private individuals on a wide spectrum of matters including internal and external corporate transactions, joint ventures, sales and acquisitions and landlord and tenant law. They also advise sporting professionals and bodies on a range of matters.
Simon did an excellent job for us on a reorganisation/consolidation of a large group of companies as part of a post-merger integration process. I was very pleased with the knowledge and dedicated services put in by Simon. He is attentive, organised and flexible. I highly recommend Simon.
Simon stepped in at the last minute to deal with a very complicated and time sensitive corporate demerger. Simon often worked through the night and at weekends so as to complete the task. He dealt with unforeseen complications with diligence and care and remained calm and supportive. The task was completed on time.
Simon was brilliant. I've looked around for quotes for various legal needs three times now, and each time Simon was the lowest quote, and the first to respond. The advice he gave me on various contracts was very informative, and I look forward to getting his advice on any legal matter I encounter in the future.
Simon helped me with an angel investment into an E-commerce business. I found Simon to be extremely pragmatic in his approach and very responsive to my individual needs and the situation in hand. Should the need arise in the future, I wouldn't hesitate in using Simon and his team.
Fantastic service. Great guy, very thorough & he completed a contract with an impossibly quick turnaround. Will continue to use Simon for all our company law needs. No question about it!