Malcolm Simpson

  • Partner
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Malcolm Simpson, Partner, Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Malcolm is Managing Partner and has overall responsibility for the firm. He has nearly 30 years’ experience handling commercial disputes. As well as being an accomplished trial lawyer, he is frequently involved in arbitrations, mediations and expert determinations. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a CEDR accredited mediator.

Malcolm has been recognised as a leading litigation lawyer by both Chambers and the Legal 500 for many years.  He was a judge for The Lawyer’s prestigious European Awards for a number of years, is listed in Best Lawyers in the UK and recognised in the prestigious Acritas Stars database as a stand-out lawyer. He is the long-standing adviser to a number of global and major UK corporations and has strong connections with law firms in the US, Europe and Asia.

Malcolm regularly advises on a wide range of commercial disputes including disputes arising out of company mergers and acquisitions, complex projects and trading contracts and agreements for the acquisition and development of property. Malcolm’s practice covers a number of sectors, including automotive/engineering, energy, oil and gas and UK house-building. Recent cases include the successful defence of a Fortune 50 company in substantial damages claim brought by its former Nigerian distributor, a case resolved immediately prior to a Supreme Court appeal; a number of disputes arising out of major mining projects in western Africa and power generation projects across Europe. Malcolm is currently advising a FTSE 100 company on a number of very substantial claims for breach of contract and against professional advisers.

“excellent judgement – he is calm strategically and is a great thinker.” – Chambers

“very competent, very thorough – he knows the market inside out.” – Chambers

Malcolm’s external publications

Real Estate Disputes Expert Forum

Pan-European litigation after Brexit: A return of the Italian torpedo

Focus on expert determination – a valuable tool in the ADR arsenal

Innovative new options in commercial dispute resolution

In their words

"I enjoy working with clients to find solutions to seemingly intractable problems. Having a crystal clear view of opportunity and risk is vital. Knowing that I have a strong, experienced team to support me to trial means I can hold out for the best possible negotiated deal."

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