Simon Burrows

Simon Burrows


Simon has specialist expertise focused on a wide range of private equity transactions, together with public and private mergers and acquisitions, co-investments and joint ventures.

In addition, he also has experience in restructurings, private funds and equity capital markets transactions. Simon regularly advises private equity and captive investors, hedge funds, public and private corporations and senior management teams on a range of complex cross-border transactions.

He has repeatedly been ranked in Chambers UK, Legal 500 and IFLR legal directories, which have described him as,"a great problem solver", "very practical and diligent", "strong technical expertise", "very hands-on and focused", "a fantastic lawyer", "pragmatic, detail-oriented, flexible", and "very creative and flexible in thought". Simon has been recognised as a private equity "Rising Star" by Law360 and a Super Lawyer "Rising Star".


Representative matters

Liberty Global on its redomiciliation to Bermuda.

Fairfax Financial on its acquisition of Meadow Foods.

Paramount Global on its sale of Simon & Schuster to KKR for $1.62 billion in an all-cash transaction.

CPPIB on its investment in 10x Future Technologies.

Published Work

  • Burrows. S, Morrison. M, Withers. N (2023) “Public M&A: Trends and Highlights 2022”, Thomson Reuters Practical Law
  • Burrows. S, Morrison. M, Strecker. P, Withers. N, Porter. R, Scargill. M (2022) “Private Mergers and Acquisitions in the UK: Overview” Thomas Reuters Practical Law
Simon is a fantastic lawyer and provides a high quality of service, with great levels of responsiveness.
Chambers and Partners UK, 2023
Simon Burrows just gets the job done without fuss.
Chambers and Partners UK, 2023


  • Ranked Band 4 for Private Equity for Chambers and Partners UK, 2024 
  • Ranked for 9 years for Chambers and Partners, 2016 – 2024 
  • Ranked as a Rising Star partner by IFLR 1000, 2024
  • Recommended by Legal 500 UK, 2022



England & Wales, 2006


BA, MA, (Law – 1st Class Honours), University of Cambridge, 2003
Scholar of St John’s College, Cambridge
Whytehead Scholar
McMahon Law Prize 


A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.