Simon McLeod


Simon is a partner in the Goodman Derrick Corporate Department and specialises in all aspects of corporate, finance and commercial legal work.

In the public company field this has included advising companies and financial institutions on public takeovers, flotations, reverse takeovers, rights issues and regulatory matters. In the private company field he has advised companies on transactional m & a, including business sale and purchases, joint ventures, some of which have been of a very substantial nature, as well as private equity transactions and fund formations.

Simon has also experience of project and financing transactions acting for both banks and corporates on their financing transactions.

Simon has particular expertise in a number of areas and has advised clients in the chemicals and industrial, energy and minerals, technology, pharmaceutical and healthcare and financial sectors.

Simon has regularly acted internationally for a range of domestic and international clients and, in recent years, he has advised on transactions in Western and Eastern Europe, U.S.A., Russia, Kazakhstan, the far East, West Africa and the Middle East.

Simon has been regularly commended in the Legal 500.


  • Christ's Hospital
  • University of Bristol
  • College of Law Guildford


Simon joined Goodman Derrick in November 2011 from Bird and Bird LLP where he had been a partner and at its predecessor firm Lane and Partners and a partner at S J Berwin LLP.

Out of the office

Simon enjoys cycling, running, diving, literature and spending time with his young family.