Simon has over 20 years’ experience in corporate law and heads up the firm’s highly-rated company commercial department
Simon became a partner in 2005 and is now a director of Simon Ratcliffe Limited, one of our corporate partners. He is dual-qualified as a solicitor advocate and barrister, heading up the firm’s highly-rated company commercial department. Qualifying in 1997, Simon worked in the City of London for a number of years before joining Greene & Greene in 2002. He has served as the firm’s managing partner since 2015.
What can Simon do for you?
Specialising in the acquisition, disposal and reorganisation of private companies, Simon is the corporate lawyer for Kentro Capital Limited, the largest independent specialty Managing General Agent (MGA) in the London market, whom he advises on all aspects of company commercial matters. He is also the preferred solicitor for local business sales agents Axis and receives regular instructions from local accountants.
Simon has experience of numerous jurisdictions and has recently undertaken transactions in the US, Hong Kong, Malaysia and throughout Europe. Simon’s M&A practice is diverse; he is involved in deals of all sizes and was recently instructed in a transaction approaching £200m.
What do others say?
His clients have told independent legal directories that Simon is “superb”. He “doesn’t let small points get in the way of the bigger picture” and is “able to put nervous and stressed clients at ease”.
Knowledgeable and highly pragmatic.
Legal 500 (UK) 2024
A problem solver, great communicator, and takes the time to listen to his clients’ needs.
Chambers UK 2024
(Simon is) extremely helpful and his team are very knowledgeable and capable. They are always quick to respond which is not typical of most of the solicitors we work with.
Legal 500 (UK) 2023
Your support through the sale of my businesses and the extra value created dealing with the tax issues made all the difference. You deserve to lead the field.