Philipp A. H. Simon
“strong on strategy and negotiation”
Legal 500 EMEA
Philipp draws on legal education and qualification not only in England & Wales but also in Germany and Luxembourg. He provides seamless legal advice across borders. Based on his international expertise, Philipp has advised former cabinet ministers of Luxembourg’s government on European Competition Law matters.
He frequently acts in respect of cross border mergers under the Companies (Cross Border Mergers) Regulations 2007 and appeared in the Companies Court and the High Court on a number of occasions.
In re. Get Business  EWHC 2677 (Ch) Philipp recently obtained a long sought decision on Regulation 7(2)(e) confirming his view that the date from which the holding of shares entitles the holders to participate in profits may be a past date.
Also with a view to the merger regulations he provided the key advice leading to the so called Formenta decision, paving the way for reverse mergers.
Successes in other area of business law include him acting for the GT-racing wing of a leading Formula 1 team on the recovery of a vehicle from Germany.
In the realm of insolvency law, Philipp was heavily engaged with the pre-packaged insolvency of Wind Hellas, a large scale insolvency involving the shifting of its centre of main interest from Luxembourg to London.
Property & private client
Based on his German Law expertise, Philipp regularly advises on the particularities of German real estate transactions, especially where investors provide funding to property developers, with a view to insuring their interests are properly protected and appropriate securities obtained.
The European Circuit of the Bar of England & Wales
German – British Jurists’ Association
The German British Chamber of Commerce
German – French Jurists’ Association
Industrie Club Düsseldorf e.V.
Philipp is the author of the chapter on Luxembourg company law in “Handbuch des internationalen GmbH-Rechts” a leading German textbook providing a comparative report on the law of limited companies in 42 countries in Europe and overseas