Simon Wilson

Partner



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ABOUT
EXPERTISE
WORK

Simon is an experienced corporate lawyer with a strong track record in advising senior executives and business owners on corporate and commercial legal matters, managing and executing high value corporate transactions and reorganisations and implementing complex international legal projects.

He has extensive experience of working closely with accountants and other finance professionals, having worked for an accountancy firm serving mostly owner managed businesses and start-ups.

Simon has also worked closely with various leading multinational corporates during his time as a corporate associate at Baker McKenzie. He gained invaluable corporate, insurance and financial services experience through his work with AIG in the EMEA region particularly.

  • Corporate transactions – mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Corporate investments and shareholder arrangements, including private equity and joint ventures
  • Corporate reorganisations, including demergers/spin offs, post-acquisition integrations and group simplifications
  • Commercial/business lending and finance arrangements
  • Financial regulation and corporate governance
  • Employee incentives and share schemes
  • Commercial projects and contracts, including service agreements, transitional service agreements and business terms and conditions
  • LLP structures and partnerships
  • Advising and assisting a leading global insurance and investment group on various high value and strategic acquisitions/disposals in the EMEA region; and complex corporate restructuring projects
  • Leading the corporate legal aspects and the buy-side legal and tax team on the management buyout of a facilities management business worth in the region of £11 million. The deal included a complex finance element
  • Lead legal adviser on an international holding company restructuring project involving the imposition of a new Maltese holding company for a leading furniture wholesaler; and the transfer of entities based in Singapore, Vietnam and the UK
  • Advising the management of an IT/technology business in connection with private equity investment, including reviewing and finalising all core documentation from the investor
  • Leading the legal aspects of a corporate demerger of property investment and development businesses within a multi-million-pound UK group. The demerger culminated with a section 110 Insolvency Act 1986 solvent liquidation of the relevant group company and a tax reconstruction
  • Advising Jarvis Securities Plc on financial regulatory and commercial updates and amendments to their business terms and outsourcing agreements
  • Advising a services business in the football industry on the implications of various FA regulations
  • Implementing various EMI and growth share schemes