Simon Walsh

Special Counsel, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Simon Walsh, is Special Counsel in Cadwalader’s Global Litigation Group, and  a recognised lawyer in Legal 500 UK. Simon focuses his practice on high value  complex cross-border litigation and international commercial arbitration. He  has acted for clients in the technology, telecom, private equity, financial,  maritime, offshore, power and aviation sectors. Simon acted in some of the  world’s largest telecoms arbitrations to date, as well as the largest  litigation to come before the courts of the Bermuda.  Simon’s practice includes providing advice  to clients on data protection and data breach issues under the GDPR, both in  an advisory capacity and in litigation.   Simon currently acts in a multi-billion pound representative action in  the English high courts against technology companies Oracle and Salesforce  relating to their use of third party tracking cookies.

Prior to joining Cadwalader, Simon was Senior Investment Officer with  Woodsford Litigation Funding in London, where he was responsible for global  litigation and arbitration investments. Simon had a particular focus on the  funding of class actions (in the UK, Australia and Canada) and shareholder  activism and group/representative litigation in England & Wales, such as  claims brought under section 90 and 90A FSMA, as well as collective actions  before the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

My Sessions

A Growing Trend: Class Action Cases

Class actions are on the rise with high profile organisations Oracle and Salesforce hit with GDPR class action lawsuits over the use of third party cookies for ad tracking and targeting across several countries. With more EU citizens taking legal action, this could spread across the globe. This panel will explore this growing trend and predictions for 2021 and beyond.

  • Stewart Room, Partner, Global Head of Data Protection & Cyber Security
  • Simon Walsh, Special Counsel, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP