Simon Bushell is the London Chair of Latham & Watkins' Litigation & Trial Department. Mr. Bushell practises in the area of international commercial litigation and arbitration. He represents a broad range of clients, including large corporates, PE houses, financial institutions, banks and ultra high net worth individuals, in addition to foreign government agencies and state-owned companies.
Described by Chambers UK as a “truly exceptional lawyer”, Mr. Bushell regularly advises on high value complex commercial disputes, including investment banking disputes, breaches of trust and fiduciary duty, professional negligence, money laundering, bribery and corruption, shareholder disputes, as well as a wide variety of general commercial disputes. Mr. Bushell also has substantial international arbitration experience, in particular in the LCIA.
He has undertaken investigations into complex, worldwide frauds, conspiracies and insolvencies, and has wide experience in coordinating parallel cross border disputes and proceedings before a number of courts and tribunals.
Mr. Bushell has a pre-eminent reputation in dealing with high stakes Russian and CIS related disputes, including representing a variety of state-owned entities and other clients with strategic interests in the banking, energy, telecoms and natural resources sectors in the region.
He also has experience in representing clients in relation to high value art disputes, as well as other alternative investments, including acting for one of the major auction houses.
Mr. Bushell is General Editor of International Fraud and Asset Tracing, co-author of Disclosure of Information: Norwich Pharmacal and Related Principles and lectures widely on topics relating to international disputes, fraud litigation and crisis management.