Simon is the head of Charles Russell Speechlys’ Doha office and the head of Real Estate & Construction in the Middle East. Having been based in the Middle
East since 2008, Simon specialises in real estate and construction matters. His main areas of expertise are large scale mixed use developments and infrastructure projects (particularly PPPs), city centre redevelopments, real estate investment, real estate management, real estate finance and hotels and hospitality
Simon advises a variety of corporates, financial institutions, government and quasi-government entities, high profile individuals, contractors and consultants in
Bahrain, Qatar and across the GCC. He has also advised on the financing of acquisitions and developments using both conventional and Islamic finance structures.
Simon has co-authored a number of recent publications relating to real estate in the GCC, is a regular contributor to one of Bahrain’s leading property journals and has spoken at a number of real estate events.