Fri, 19 July, 2019
Congratulations to Simon Oakes who has been appointed to the London C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. Simon is appointed to the panel for a period of 5 years commencing 2 September 2019.
Simon practises in commercial law, with a particular focus on banking & financial services, and complex commercial fraud cases.
Simon has a wealth of experience in some of the most significant banking and financial services cases of recent years, from major interest rate hedging product litigation to regulatory investigations against individuals. He has a deep knowledge of the allegations of LIBOR misconduct against several major banks, a great deal of experience in misselling cases, and a wealth of experience of developing legal and tactical arguments in major commercial litigation.
Significant recent instructions include:
Having been seconded to both the Financial Services Authority and the Pensions Regulator, Simon has an excellent understanding of how regulators approach cases. He has acted both for and against the targets of regulatory action, including in multi-jurisdictional cases.
Simon is frequently instructed as sole advocate in the High Court, County Court and Employment Tribunals. He also acts as part of larger counsel teams on long-running commercial litigation.