Simon Porter is the head of Baker & McKenzie's London based Structured Capital Markets Group. Simon joined Baker & McKenzie in 2005. Before joining Baker & McKenzie he was a Partner in the International Securities Group at Norton Rose, having previously spent the majority of his career at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Simon acts on a wide range of capital markets transactions, including debt, equity, equity linked and structured products. He has worked on the establishment of numerous ECP and MTN Programs for a diverse range of issuers. His matters have also included a number of technically demanding transactions, including the first ever pre-IPO convertible bond for a Ukrainian company and a number of secured convertible bonds for AIM listed companies. He studied law at St. Catharine's College Cambridge.