Simon is in FRA’s forensic accounting team with 20 years’ experience in white-collar investigations, financial crime and regulatory enquiries. He advises clients on all aspects of corporate governance, internal investigations and complex compliance-related risk assessments.
Simon’s areas of expertise include money laundering, bribery, corruption, sanctions abuse, tax evasion and corporate fraud. He works with both external and in-house counsel to corporations and financial institutions, bringing a multidisciplinary approach to resolving complex matters. In addition to his investigatory expertise, Simon advises companies on the structure, design and testing of their compliance programs, helping them rise to best-in-class standards across key jurisdictions. His international experience extends to numerous geographies – including the UK, US, Switzerland, France, the Nordic region, Eastern Europe, Russia, India and China – and a variety of sectors.
Simon is a dual-qualified lawyer (solicitor and barrister) and an editor of the leading academic textbook on the UK Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 – Mitchell Taylor & Talbot Confiscation and the Proceeds of Crime, published by Sweet & Maxwell – in which he writes the ‘Investigations’ chapter. Simon is based in FRA’s London office. He also provides in-house support to the firm on compliance, forensic accounting and eDiscovery practices.