Simone Peek is a partner at bureau Brandeis. Her practice focuses on complex cases on financial law and other regulatory disputes. She also advises on risk management and compliance.
Simone helps companies and individual directors that are (sometimes very unexpectedly) confronted with investigations and enforcement measures of regulators and she represents them in proceedings. This may involve market access, integrity, special duties of care, transparency obligations, conflicts of interest, market abuse and risks of corruption, money laundering and sanctions violations.
With both a legal and communication background, Simone has an eye for the commercial and reputational aspects of a case. She is experienced in reputation management and knows how to handle the media. This is essential in business critical and sensitive discussions with regulators and other parties. Especially since more and more directors and other policy makers are personally affected and some disputes are better solved behind the scenes.
For years now she has been active in the financial market as well as in the pharmaceutical industry. Unique about Simone is that she combines this specific sector knowledge with extensive trial experience. She often litigates internationally and is frequently involved in cross border investigations and knows, like no other, how to make both the legal and cultural translation.
Clients and fellow attorneys describe Simone as analytically strong, creative and focused. She turns complicated regulations into practical advice, keeps her eye on the big picture and does not give until a solution is reached, if necessary by creating new case law.
Simone lectures at the Institute for Financial Law and is an editor of the legal journal Jurisprudentie Geneesmiddelenrecht. She regularly gives internal and external training courses, speaks at conferences and publishes in other legal journals and financial newspapers.
Simone studied law and communication at the Radboud University, University Jean Moulin Lyon 3 and INSEAD. Before joining bureau Brandeis, she worked for Clifford Chance in Amsterdam and Washington D.C. for more than 10 years.