Simon Dickson

Simon Dickson

'Exceptional at tactics'

Overview

I am a Partner in the Litigation and Insolvency department in our Cayman Islands office with extensive experience in insolvency and restructuring matters, valuation disputes and fraud and asset tracing. I have more experience acting for shareholders in appraisal actions than any other practitioner in the Cayman Islands.

I am instructed by financial institutions in respect of the largest and most complex disputes currently before the Courts and am currently instructed in the Fidelity National appraisal and in several other forthcoming matters. Last year I successfully led a multi-disciplinary team in the Nord Anglia s.238 fair value appraisal trial, winning a judgment in excess of US$130 million.

In the last decade, I have acted in most of the major insolvency matters including Madoff, Sphinx, Belmont and DD Growth and currently act for the for creditors in the liquidations of Platinum Partners, the Direct Lending Income Fund and the collapse of the Abraaj Group. I led the team in the Arcapita Bank restructuring and have advised in other high profile matters including Zohar Funds, Luckin Coffee, China Fishery Group, Ocean Rig and Founding Partners.

Professional qualifications

  • Called to the Cayman Islands Bar, 2002
  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales, 1998 (currently non-practising)
  • Harmsworth Scholar (Middle Temple), 1998
  • Fellow of INSOL

Memberships

  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • Insolvency Lawyers' Association
  • Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (Cayman)
  • INSOL

What the directories say

Chambers and Partners Global 2021 report Simon to be,"calm under pressure, with a masterful knack for identifying the potential ramifications of big litigation decisions." The directory adds that he is "on top of the details" and notes his "straightforward" advice.

Clients say Simon is "very attentive to details and a very articulate advocate", Chambers and Partners, 2020; "an exceptional lawyer who has a good sense of how to move cases along and goes above and beyond", Chambers and Partners 2019; "very commercial in his approach delivering outstanding work", Legal 500, 2019; "a lawyer who brings great judgement to cases", Chambers and Partners 2017; "exceptional at tactics", Chambers Global, 2016; and "'superb", Chambers and Partners 2015.