Simon D. Powell

Simon Powell is the Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins’ Hong Kong office and the Chair of the Litigation & Trial Department in Asia.

Mr. Powell's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters:

  • Bankruptcy and insolvency litigation
  • Securities and shareholder disputes
  • Corporate regulation and investigation
  • Antitrust and competition law
  • Business restructuring and reorganization

Mr. Powell represents numerous multinational and local corporations as well as financial institutions, insolvency practitioners and creditors in connection with a wide range of multi-jurisdictional and cross-border issues.

Mr. Powell is one of only a few Solicitor-Advocates in Hong Kong, giving him full rights of audience before all the Hong Kong civil courts, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and is an accredited mediator. He is also a member of the following professional bodies:

  • Civil Litigation Committee, Higher Rights of Audience Committee, Insolvency Committee and Competition Law Committee of the Hong Kong Law Society
  • Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants