Simon joined Altum's London office in February 2017 as General Counsel UK, and is responsible for legal matters associated with Altum’s business and investments. Prior to Altum, Simon was a partner in the London office of Simmons & Simmons, where he advised hedge fund managers on fund formation, structuring and regulation. Simon was admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales in September 2007. Before retraining as a lawyer, Simon was a molecular biologist and worked in both the private and public sectors. He holds a PhD from the University of London and a MA from Cambridge University.