Simon Kopik // Associate

Simon Kopik // Associate

Simon is an Associate who has been with Shearman Bowen since September 2019, following a move from a boutique civil litigation firm.

Simon predominantly focuses on defending against white-collar criminal investigations and prosecutions, including acting for clients in cross-border investigations. He has experience defending allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering, market abuse, and other financial crime.

Simon’s expertise also extends to serious and general criminal matters, notably to large-scale drug conspiracies, particularly those involving voluminous digital evidence, including EncroChat evidence. He is experienced in defending against extradition requests, and against allegations of violent and sexual offences.

Simon has experience in all stages of criminal proceedings from pre-charge through to confiscation, including in cases and investigations brought by the Serious Fraud Office, HM Revenue and Customs, the Financial Conduct Authority, the National Crime Agency and the Crown Prosecution Service. He also has experience defending against private prosecutions.

Prior to entering the field of law, Simon worked in the United States at a market-leading financial crime consultancy. In this role, he advised a number of prominent financial institutions on their regulatory programmes and conducted internal investigations into suspected financial crime.

Simon is a member of the Young Fraud Lawyers’ Association, the Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum and the London Irish Lawyers Association.

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