Offshore law firm Appleby has appointed a new Partner, Simon Felton, to its growing Corporate team.
Simon (pictured) is known for his experience in leading international teams working on complex and ground-breaking structures involving a variety of underlying assets including securities, infrastructure, real estate, investment funds and crypto assets.
He advises leading financial institutions, private debt funds, corporate clients and intermediaries on a wide range of capital markets, structured finance, fund finance and real estate finance work in relation to securities issues, secured lending and asset acquisition. His practice also extends to Restructuring and Insolvency and he has advised arrangers and SPVs in relation to the Jersey aspects of work outs of financial assets (including structured finance portfolios) and secured real estate lending.
Described as ‘technically sophisticated’, the  edition of the Legal 500 UK calls him ‘pragmatic and commercial’. He is a Market Leader in the IFLR 1000 for capital markers: structured finance and securitisation and a leading individual for banking and finance and capital markets in the Legal 500 .
Simon said: “It is an exciting time to be joining the Appleby team, many of whom I have worked with before. I am very much looking forward to working with old friends and new colleagues and contributing to the continued growth of the Appleby practice.”
Appleby Jersey Managing Partner James Gaudin said: “Having worked with Simon previously, I know first-hand what a valuable addition he will be to Appleby. I am delighted to be working with him again and we all look forward to seeing how he further enhances our position as a market-leading practice.”