Simon sits on the firm's management board and is a member of the firm’s banking team, delivering expert advice to both borrowers and lenders. An acknowledged expert in real estate finance and the private placement of bond issues, Simon advises clients on all types of debt financing arrangements including art finance.
Simon’s clients include private & international banks, individuals, private estates, privately owned businesses, schools, charities, Oxbridge colleges and livery companies. He has huge experience advising trustees, both corporate and individual, and lenders to trustees. He has established long-term relationships with clients across these sectors and loves problem solving – finding innovative solutions to various financing challenges.
Simon regularly works with offshore structures, trusts or companies, or in overseas jurisdictions. He is used to tackling cross-border issues and complex corporate and trust structures and clients appreciate his ability to marshal specialist banking expertise, regulatory know-how and other expertise from across the firm to find solution which meets each client's unique needs.
Simon often advises lenders and borrowers in relation to construction and development financing – for example, as a school or charity enhancing its property portfolio or a family office redeveloping an investment property.
Simon Graham is an experienced practitioner noted for representing an array of lenders and borrowers on real estate acquisition and development financing transactions. He has expertise in matters involving offshore jurisdictions. (Chambers UK 2021)