Simon Wright


Simon Wright


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7365 | +44 20 7184 7001

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Simon Wright is a senior associate who focuses his practice on financial services matters. Mr. Wright is also responsible for World Compass, Dechert’s online subscription service that offers investment firms marketing and regulatory guidance in over 100 jurisdictions.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Wright worked at an international law firm. His experience also includes serving as a vice-president of a major private bank and wealth manager, and was seconded to the Financial Services Authority (now the Financial Conduct Authority) in 2006 – 2007.

Significant Representations

  • Advising a major Swiss insurer on regulatory and contractual changes arising from the implementation of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation.
  • Advising a major UK bank and its US subsidiaries on regulatory and contractual changes arising from revisions to the FCA’s client asset rules.
  • Acting as a “skilled person” under the UK’s Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 with regard to an FCA investigation into client money and custody issues at a major UK private bank.
  • Advising various UK and non-UK investment managers on issues arising under the implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • Downing College, Cambridge, M.A. in History, 1997, First class honours
  • Downing College, Cambridge, M. Phil. European Studies, 1998, Commendation
  • College of Law, London, CPE, 1999
  • College of Law, London, LPC, 2000
  • England and Wales
  • French
Financial Services Lawyers Association