Simon is a highly regarded disputes lawyer, specialising in complex commercial and insolvency litigation, frequently involving concurrent proceedings in a number of jurisdictions and the recovery of assets based overseas.  He has substantial experience of disputes before the English courts, in addition to litigation and arbitration in key venues around the world.  He is also BVI qualified.

Simon joins Appleby from HFW where he was a Partner in its London office.  Before practising at HFW, Simon was with Norton Rose Fulbright and Shearman & Sterling where he also focused on commercial and insolvency litigation.

Andrew Willins, Practice Group Head, Appleby BVI commented “We are delighted to welcome somebody of Simon’s calibre to Appleby.  I have had the pleasure of working with Simon for a number of years and know him to be an excellent lawyer, highly responsive, with deep experience in contentious insolvency and fraud and asset tracing mandates.  His appointment is a reflection of the strength of our BVI practice and of our commitment to growing it further.”

Simon Jerrum commented “Appleby has an impressive network of commercial litigation, fraud & asset tracing and insolvency & restructuring specialists in the key offshore jurisdictions, with ambitions aligned with my expertise and experience.  The Firm’s global dispute resolution practice has advised on an extensive list of market leading matters and I look forward to building on its success.”

Simon is ranked in the leading directories: he “excels at advising clients on cross-border asset recovery and tracing claims” (Legal 500 2023), is “a good strategist and excellent lawyer” (Chambers 2023), “exceptionally clever” (Legal 500 2023) and “a truly standout individual in this field” (Legal 500 2022).

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