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Simon Hudd Head of Corporate

Bermuda
+1 441 405 1511
+1 441 599 6352

Expertise and Professional Background

Simon Hudd is the head of the corporate and transactional department at Harneys’ associate office in Bermuda. Simon has been involved with many of the largest and most high-profile offshore corporate transactions in the past 10 years, and was a partner in Harneys’ London office until April 2017 where he specialised in British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands law. Simon is involved in and regularly advises on corporate transactions (mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, strategic joint ventures, takeovers, international stock exchange listings, corporate restructurings and reorganisations), structured and asset finance, project and acquisition finance, Islamic Finance (including Murabaha facilities and Sukuk issues) and capital markets. Prior to joining Harneys in 2011, Simon worked as an associate with Walkers in its BVI and Jersey offices.

Before moving offshore, Simon was an associate in the corporate department of CMS Cameron McKenna LLP in London, and also spent time on client secondment at a global medical research charity and an international corporate finance house.

Simon is recommended by Chambers Global and Legal 500 as a leading BVI law expert. He is fluent in French.

Directories

Chambers and Partners: Simon is skilled in counselling clients with regard to M&A, corporate restructures and financing matters; he is described as “incredibly dedicated and committed,” with a “very bright and commercial” approach. He is also “very talented”, “very responsive” and “creative in his approach” and is “a great lawyer who understands commercial rationale and can work with the pressures of emerging market clients”.

Legal 500: Simon is recognised as a leading BVI expert based in London.

Education & Admissions

Education
Université Rennes II (MA) 2000
​University of Exeter (LLB) 2000
Bar Admissions
England and Wales 2003 (not practising)
​British Virgin Islands 2006

Expertise

Banking and Finance
BVI
Corporate and Commercial
Cayman Islands
Russia
BVI Banking & Finance
BVI Corporate & Commercial
Bermuda
Bermuda Transactional & Private Client

Publications

Leonard A. Birmingham and Simon Hudd co-authored this article about M&A activity in the British Virgin Islands. It was published in the 6th Edition of The Mergers & Acquisitions Review. read more

Latest Deals

Harneys acted as BVI legal counsel on the merger of third-party logistics companies UTi Worldwide Inc. and DSV which completed on 22 January 2016, in one of the largest ever takeovers of a publicly listed BVI company. The merger is valued at... read more