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About Simon Kellett

Simon is a Senior Associate in our dispute resolution practice specialising in financial institutions

He advises on a wide range of litigation and regulatory proceedings in the banking and financial services sector, with a particular focus on Commercial Court litigation, global investigations, and global regulatory enforcement proceedings. 



Recent work

  • Advising leading financial services institutions in relation to regulatory action brought by the UK Financial Conduct Authority.
  • Advising leading financial services on financial crime related issues and investigations, including reporting obligations, anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering, and other systems and controls issues.
  • Advising leading financial institutions on multi-jurisdictional investigations arising from whistleblowing or systems and control failings.
  • Advising a global financial institution in foreign proceedings in relation to the close-out of derivative positions following the default of its counterparty.
  • Acting for investment trust in a Commercial Court claim alleging breach of contract and breach of confidence. 
  • Simon has spent time on secondment at Deutsche Bank AG and Morgan Stanley.


  • University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, LLM (first class honours)
  • Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, LLB (first class honours)
  • Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, BCA
  • Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, BsC
  • Simon is qualified in New Zealand