Simon P. Walsh is special counsel in Cadwalader’s Global Litigation Group.
Simon focuses on high value international commercial arbitration and complex cross-border litigation and has acted for clients in the telecom, private equity, financial, maritime, offshore, power and aviation sectors. Simon has acted on some of the world’s largest international arbitration disputes in the telecoms sector.
Simon has represented both claimants and defendants in the English high court and in arbitrations under the LCIA, ICC, AAA, UNCITRAL, ICSID, SIAC, LMAA and VIAC rules. Simon also has extensive experience of managing multi-jurisdictional litigation in the offshore courts in Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man, the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands as well as in Europe and Russia. Simon’s experience extends to restructuring and insolvency matters, and to regulatory and civil/criminal investigations under the U.K. Bribery Act and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Simon also has detailed knowledge of the enforcement and annulment of international arbitral awards and judgments.
Prior to joining Cadwalader, Simon was Senior Investment Officer with Woodsford Litigation Funding in London, where he was responsible for global litigation and arbitration investments. Simon had a particular focus on shareholder activism and group/representative litigation in England & Wales, such as claims brought under section 90 and 90A FSMA as well as collective actions before the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
Prior to joining Woodsford, Simon was a senior associate in the international arbitration and litigation group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP.
Simon is a solicitor, admitted in England & Wales, and has acted in matters before the English courts (including the High Court, Court of Appeal, and Privy Council) and has carried out advocacy before international tribunals. He holds a Masters Degree in International Trade and Maritime Law from the University of Southampton.