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Simon Curtis

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

As the sole author of the first four editions and co-author of the fifth edition of the textbook, The Law of Shipbuilding Contracts, published by Informa Law from Routledge, June 2020 – 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 has been honoured as a “Senior Statesperson” in the shipping section of the 2022 edition of Chambers UK, Chambers and Partners, who report that “Simon Curtis is a renowned practitioner in the shipbuilding sphere, often acting for clients in the LNG industry and that "Simon wrote the book on ship finance. He has a very good reputation." Simon is also recognised in the 2022 UK edition of The Legal 500, Legalease, the international directory of law firms on their elite hall of firm list of leading individuals in shipping.

Simon has been recognised as one of the “top five” maritime lawyers in the UK in the Guide to the Best of the Best, Legal Media Group since 1998, and recognised as one of the world’s foremost legal practitioners in the shipping category of Who’s Who Legal, Law Business Research since 2008, when it was first published.

Simon served on the Board of Directors of Haynes and Boone between 2016-2019.

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M.A., Jurisprudence, Jesus College Oxford, 1979, first class honors

B.C.L., Jesus College Oxford, 1978


England and Wales

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Haynes Boone Featured in Chambers UK 2022 Rankings
October 21, 2021

Haynes and Boone’s London office was prominently ranked in the 2022 edition of the Chambers UK legal directory published by Chambers and Partners. Chambers UK ranked two practice areas and recognized six lawyers: Partners William Cecil, Emma Russell, Andreas Silcher, Melanie Willems, Senior Counsel Simon Curtis, and Associate Emily Fuller. Banking & Finance: Lenders: Lower Mid-Market Haynes Boon [...]