Simon Dodds

Of Counsel, Shearman & Sterling

Simon Dodds is Of Counsel in the Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory practice in Shearman & Sterling’s London office. Simon is also a member of the firm’s FinTech Foundry program. 

Simon has spent majority of his career in very senior positions at a major financial institution which gives him a broader more business-oriented perspective. His broad experience includes advising the board and senior management on legal and regulatory matters across corporate and investment banking, global markets, asset and wealth management. Simon has also advised on major litigation and regulatory enforcement matters, as well as all types of legal and regulatory matters relating to transactions, sales and trading, bank lending and outsourcing. 

Simon supports FinTechs on regulatory matters, governance, compliance and strategy, among other things. Simon has a business-oriented approach and is a respected thought leader in the FinTech space. He frequently speaks on panels focused on the global FinTech ecosystem and regulatory environment. He also participated in the firm’s session with Copenhagen FinTech Lab for Danish FinTech companies that are considering entering the U.K. market. 

Simon was formerly Co-General Counsel at Deutsche Bank AG. Simon joined Deutsche Bank in 1999 as General Counsel U.K. based in London, when Deutsche Bank acquired Bankers Trust Company, at which he had been Managing Director in the legal department. In 2001 he became General Counsel for the U.K. and Western Europe. Between 2010 and 2013, Simon was Global Head of Compliance at Deutsche Bank. In January 2013 he became Co-Deputy General Counsel. In January 2016 he became Co-General Counsel. 

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