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.
We are a commercial law firm focused on supporting businesses with their business plans. We act for UK businesses and global companies with UK interests from our offices in London and Cardiff. Our optimum size means you get a high calibre service from partner led teams with strength and depth across corporate and commercial, real estate, construction, employment, dispute resolution and public law. Our success in building long term relationships with our clients and strong staff retention means you receive: - continuity of advisory services from teams who are at hand to handle your needs at all stages of your business - a commercially driven service led by partners who generate innovative solutions, commitment to drive value and an exceptional City level service The experience and breadth of expertise across Acuity and our overseas network mean that we can handle sizeable, complex transactions across the UK and internationally. Quality assured Lexcel accreditation is recognised as the gold-star legal quality mark. As a Lexcel accredited firm you are assured of the highest standard of client care, practice and data management and an overall high level of service. What's more, our partner-led client teams ensure that quality is at the forefront when handling your work.
Simon has been excellent in completing all of our requirements. The speed at which Simon has completed all of the agreed work has been impressive, and he's always been on hand to answer any questions I have had around forming a new business. He has also been incredibly flexible to our changing needs. The value for money and quality of service I have received from Simon means I have no hesitation in recommending him to other people, particularly those who are establishing a new business.
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!