Simon Ratledge is dual-qualified at the Paris Bar and as a Solicitor (England & Wales). Simon is a bilingual practitioner whose practice is focused on major power, energy/natural resources and infrastructure projects and financings across the African continent.
Over nearly 25 years, Simon has represented project finance clients, including major European, African, Asian and International development banks, commercial lenders and sponsor groups in the power/renewables, mining, petrochemicals, oil and gas and transport/social infrastructure sectors.
Simon has been highly ranked for international projects, African projects and project finance from France in all major legal directories (Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, IFLR, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal France) over the past decade. In 2019 Simon was ranked in the top 50 most influential lawyers for Africa by Jeune Afrique and nominated “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for Energy & Infrastructure work in Paris.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Energy & Infrastructure Group | Partner | 2016 – 2019
Simmons & Simmons LLP
Energy & Infrastructure Group | Partner | 2012 – 2016
Energy & Infrastructure Group | Trainee Solicitor, Associate, Managing Associate, Partner | 1994 – 2012
College of Law, London
Legal Practice Course (LPC) | 1994
Common Professional Examination (CPE) | 1993
King’s College, University of London
BA (Combined Honours) | 1992
Law Society (England & Wales)
Paris Bar Association