Simon Boon has more than 35 years' experience in advising clients on receivables financing, asset-based lending and trade finance work.

Simon has a wide ranging practice encompassing both contentious and non-contentious aspects of receivables financing, asset-based lending and trade finance.

As a highly experienced litigation lawyer, Simon conducts claims against the former clients of finance companies, guarantors and indemnifiers and undertakes fraud investigations and insolvency-related litigation. This work often involves applying for freezing orders and associated relief; making applications under the Insolvency Act 1986; working with receivers, liquidators, administrators and trustees in bankruptcy and recovering misappropriated assets. A large number of these cases relate to frauds perpetrated against receivables financing and asset-based lending companies.

Simon's cases regularly involved working closely with insolvency practitioners appointed to administer or wind up the businesses of discounters' clients. His knowledge of insolvency law means that he's well placed to advise receivables financing and asset-based lending clients on the best strategy to maximise the realisation of debts and other assets owned by or charged to such clients and to minimise, or hopefully extinguish, any losses that they are facing.

As a result of his extensive experience of disputes involving facility and security documents, frequently Simon is involved in drafting and advising on the construction of facility documentation and in providing guidance on regulatory issues such as data protection, money laundering and insurance mediation. Simon has drafted suites of template facility, security, guarantee and associated documents for many of the major asset-based lenders in the UK as well as designing innovative finance arrangements contracting on-line. Other non-contentious work undertaken by Simon includes pre-deal, exit strategy advice and due diligence.