Simon Osborn-King is a partner in Willkie’s Litigation and Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement Practices in London. Simon has a broad-ranging domestic and cross-border investigations, commercial litigation and arbitration practice.
Simon has significant experience in complex regulatory, criminal, and internal investigations and enforcement proceedings facing multinational corporations, financial institutions and individuals across a wide spectrum of business sectors. Simon has defended clients before the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority and Serious Fraud Office, US Department of Justice, European Commission, Italy Public Prosecutors’ Office, Japan Financial Services Agency and Korea Fair Trade Commission.
Simon has also represented a range of clients, including financial institutions, funds, major corporates, shareholders, and high-net worth individuals in high value and complex commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings, often with parallel UK and US dimensions. He has particular experience in relation to disputes where allegations of fraud, conspiracy or misconduct have been central issues.
Simon was recognised in the 2020 edition of Global Investigations Review’s ‘40 under 40’, which celebrates the next generation of leading investigations specialists from around the world.
Simon is also recognised by The Legal 500 UK (2021) for ‘Commercial Litigation’ and ‘Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)’.
Simon is frequently called upon to provide urgent advice on compliance issues relating to anti-corruption, sanctions, whistle-blowing, money-laundering and data protection.