“Superb and knowledgeable”
The 'superb and knowledgeable' Simon Orton heads the firm's global financial institution disputes team and enjoys an excellent reputation as an experienced and capable banking litigator. Clients report: 'He is sensible, pragmatic and alive to commercial considerations.'
Simon Orton focuses his practice on financial services matters, where commentators describe him as ‘hugely capable on big-ticket banking litigation.’ Sources also note that he is ‘methodical and smart.’
Simon Orton is ‘an excellent tactician’ in the contentious regulatory context, heavily involved in representing clients in some of the largest global investigations and enforcement actions of the moment. One client says: ‘He is incredibly astute, and very well informed, not just on the law but the thinking, so he gets inside the head of what’s going on.’
Simon Orton heads up the firm’s global financial institutions disputes group. He is highly experienced in litigation across the retail and investment banking sectors, particularly in relation to complex financial products. He has an excellent regulatory practice to complement his work in banking and finance disputes.
Simon Orton acts on behalf of investment banks, retail banks and other financial institutions in disputes and regulatory actions. Peers single him out for his organisational and negotiation skills.
Freshfields 2014, third edition Financial Services: Investigations and Enforcement