Partner, Robey Warshaw LLP

Simon was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he read English and was a choral scholar.

Simon Robey began his career as a corporate finance adviser in 1983 at Lazard Brothers in London, moving to Morgan Stanley in 1987. 

During his 25-year career at Morgan Stanley, Simon was lead adviser on over US$1trillion of transactions, including mergers, defences, acquisitions, restructurings and general financial matters. He held a variety of senior management positions, including Co-Head of Global Mergers and Acquisitions, Global Head of Financial Institutions and, latterly, Head of Morgan Stanley in the UK. 

Simon left Morgan Stanley in January 2013, joining Sir Simon Robertson at Robertson Robey LLP. In April 2014, Simon Robey and Simon Warshaw formed Robey Warshaw LLP where they advise many of the biggest companies in the UK, and selected non-UK companies, on a wide variety of matters. Advisory roles have included Astra Zeneca (defence against Pfizer), Rio Tinto (defence against Glencore), SAB Miller (sale to ABI), BG (sale to Shell), SoftBank (purchase of ARM), and Comcast (purchase of Sky). 

Simon is Chairman of Connaught and Hedosophia, where he works alongside lan Osborne, principally with founders in the technology sector. 

Simon is Chairman of Snape Maltings (formerly Aldeburgh Music), and was a trustee of the Royal Opera House from 2006 until July 2016, serving as Chairman from 2008. He was a trustee of the Royal Academy of Music from 2004 to June 2014. 

Simon has a life-long passion for sport and has played competitive squash, tennis, golf and hockey. He is a keen Arsenal fan. Simon was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2016 for services to music.