Simon Roderick

Simon Roderick


Simon has over 23 years’ experience in the United Arab Emirates. Simon has extensive experience in commercial matters in the UAE and the Middle East region in particular, advising on mergers and acquisitions transactions and joint venture contracts. His M&A experience includes the NBD/EBI merger, the sale of a strategic stake in Pakistan Telecom and the Al Futtaim Group acquisition. Simon has extensive dispute resolution experience in the Middle East, including acting on international arbitrations before ICSID, the ICC, LCIA and DIAC. He successfully defended the UAE in ICSID arbitration and annulment proceedings and recently successfully defended a Dubai government department in the second largest claim currently registered with DIAC relating to a major redevelopment project in Dubai.




Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1984


BA, University of Cambridge, 1981 MA, University of Cambridge, 1985
Allen Overy Shearman Sterling LLP (practising in the Emirate of Dubai as “Allen & Overy RLLP” pending the registration completion of the new name with the relevant UAE local authorities) is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC306763.
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.