Simon Clarke is a partner of Herbert Smith Freehills, based in its London office, specialising in banking litigation. 

Simon advises clients on complex civil claims and regulatory issues including contractual disputes, derivatives, structured products, banking confidentiality, investment management and advice, product mis-selling, investigations, and internal systems and controls. 

Simon has worked on a number of high-profile cases resulting from large-scale corporate collapses such as Barings Bank, Enron and Parmalat. Simon was one of the Herbert Smith Freehills partners leading a large team representing the Royal Bank of Scotland in defending actions brought by shareholder and investor groups in connection with RBS’s 2008 rights issue – one of the highest profile pieces of litigation recently before the English courts.