Expert resume of Simon Gleeson
Partner, Clifford Chance LLP; former Partner at Allen & Overy; P.R.I.M.E. Finance Expert
Simon Gleeson specialises in banking and financial markets law and regulation, clearing, settlement and derivatives.
Simon's experience includes advising governments, regulators and public bodies as well as banks, investment firms, fund managers and other financial institutions on a wide range of regulatory issues. He is described by all of the major legal di- rectories as one of the world's leading experts in financial ser- vices and banking regulation, capital markets and derivatives.
He is one of the lead legal advisors to the main UK banking and financial services industry bodies re- garding Brexit.
In addition to his private practice, Simon is heavily engaged in the development of law and policy in fi- nance. He chairs the Institute for International Finance's cross-border resolution committee, and is gen- erally regarded as one of the intellectual leaders in the post-crisis reform of financial regulatory and reso- lution law, having worked with national and international bodies to develop the "bail-in" concept. He has been called to give evidence to UK and EU parliamentary committees, and has worked closely with other legislators around the world (including G-20 governments). He advised the World Economic Fo- rum on its 2009 Report on The New Global Financial Architecture, and was involved in the establish- ment of the UK's Banking Standards Board.
Simon has lectured at Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities, and at King's College London, the LSE and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary Westfield London. He is currently a visiting Professor at Edinburgh University, a member of the bank resolution project of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and has been elected a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College Oxford.