Simon Curtis


Simon Curtis is a maritime lawyer with extensive experience in shipbuilding and offshore procurement matters.

As the author of the first four editions of the textbook, The Law of Shipbuilding Contracts, published by Informa Law Library – the fourth edition of which was published in November 2012 – Simon has extensive knowledge of English law on marine construction. He has been cited in each edition of The World’s Leading Shipping and Maritime Lawyers since 1998.

Simon lectures regularly on a range of shipbuilding and offshore issues, including contracts for the construction and employment of FSOs and FPSOs, and is also a contributing author to Ship Building, Sale and Finance and Force Majeure and Frustration of Contract, also published by Informa Law Library.

Simon is recognized in the 2017 UK edition of The Legal 500, Legalease, the international directory of law firms, on their elite list of leading individuals in shipping, and is "noted for shipbuilding and offshore procurement matters." Simon is also recommended in the oil and gas section as "clients praise team leader Simon Curtis for his 'first-rate knowledge of the law, vast experience in the area and sound tactical sense.'"

Simon has been named a leading lawyer in the Shipping section of the 2017 edition of Chambers UK, stating "He is a recognized expert on shipbuilding contracts and other aspects of marine construction" and has "significant experience in matters related to the offshore industry." Simon is a member of the Board of Directors of Haynes and Boone.

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