Simon is a partner working out of Squire Patton Boggs' Birmingham and London offices and is head of the Birmingham litigation team. Simon's practice is global in scope, and includes both public and private sector clients. Simon's main area of expertise involves complex commercial litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution (including mediation). In particular, Simon has a wealth of experience in representing UK and global manufacturers, advanced engineering and retail clients.
Areas of key focus are cross-border disputes, manufacturing and engineering claims, supplier, supply chain and product liability issues (particularly in the aerospace, automotive, manufacturing and retail sectors), as well as a broad range of financial services litigation, including for banks, brokers, insurers and pensions clients.
Simon has represented commercial and government clients in a significant number of successful mediations and is a strong advocate of Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is also a qualified Solicitor Advocate, with rights of audience in the Higher Courts of England and Wales.
Simon is part of the firm's Global Automotive Group and, together with Sarah Rathke in Cleveland, Ohio, regularly contributes to the firm's Global Supply Chain Law Blog.
This Practice Note considers supply chain sustainability and sustainable procurement. It discusses how UN Global Compact leads the effort to improve organisations' supply chain sustainability performance. It provides guidance on establishing a supplier code of conduct and developing a supply chain sustainability programme addressing human rights, labour, environmental issues, corruption, litigation and risk management concerns.
This Practice Note considers the EU conflict minerals regime which, by requiring third party audits and disclosures about supply chain due diligence, seeks to reduce the financing of armed conflicts through the trade of minerals.
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