Simeon Gilchrist

SPG Committee Chairman

Simeon read Law with French at Leicester and Strasbourg universities, qualifying as a solicitor in 1992. 
With both contentious and transactional insolvency expertise, Simeon advises insolvency practitioners, banks, distressed companies and individuals in a wide range of both corporate and personal insolvency matters. His corporate transactional work has an administration bias with the preparation of business sales being a particular specialism. In personal insolvency matters, Simeon has a specialist European Regulation practice, advising individuals, practitioners and creditors on the application of the European Regulation and what is known as COMI shifting or bankruptcy tourism.
Simeon’s contentious cases cover a wide range of challenges including:
  • ‘bankruptcy tourism’ and COMI shifting 
  • the tracing of assets overseas in bankruptcy 
  • voluntary arrangements, unfair prejudice and material irregularity 
  • challenges to inter-linked Company Voluntary Arrangements 
  • defending directors in disqualification proceedings 
  • pursuing directors in relation to each of pre-insolvency dispositions 
  • advising insolvency practitioners in professional disciplinary matters 
  • misfeasance. 
Simeon has edited and written works on Company Meetings in insolvency proceedings and the disqualification legislation for directors. He also lectures to insolvency practitioners and lawyers both in England and abroad on procedural and substantive elements of insolvency law and practice. Having lived and studied in France, Simeon is bilingual.
Simeon is a member of INSOL Europe, R3 and the French Chamber of Commerce as well as being ranked as a Leading Individual in the Chambers & Partners directory.