Simon will consult to Leman in Ireland before and beyond Brexit, particularly helping UK clients with re-locating EU-facing operations and getting a new entity authorised or registered in Ireland
and the EEA.
After initially practising as a barrister in Sydney for four years, Simon has spent the past 20 years in financial technology in London and New York, working with global players Reuters, GE, Amazon and WorldPay, and co-founding Earthport plc as a peer-to-peer (P2P) payments platform and Zopa (the world’s first P2P lending platform) as general counsel, before returning to full-time private practice in 2011.
Simon has also advised on the launch of many other innovative services including LinkedFinance (Ireland’s first P2P lending platform) Prodigy Finance (whose loans are funded via an Dublin-listed bond issuer), Abundance Investment, Crowdbank, Proplend, Invest & Fund, Nutmeg, Borro, Yoyo, The Money Platform, BondMason and Funding Xchange and four Amazon services in Europe.
Simon specialises in the regulatory and commercial aspects of retail financial services, e-commerce, privacy and IT.
• e-money and payment service providers;
• peer-to-peer (P2P lending platforms;
• consumer lenders;
• e-retailers and e-marketplaces; and
• IT and data services providers.
Aside from his legal practice, Simon helped establish and advised the UK’s P2P Finance Association,
Chairs the Advisory Board of the Society for Computers and Law (fostering a global tech and law community via www.scl.org); and is a Senior Fellow of the Finance Innovation Lab (incubating the people, ideas and movements building a financial system that serves people and the planet at www.financeinnovationlab.org).
See our Sunday Business Post interview with Quinton O’Reilly and Simon on- “Making the case for a Brexit boost” here