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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 is recognised in the 2021 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 and note that Simon is “hugely experienced.”

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 has also been honoured as a the only “Senior Statesperson” named in the shipping section of the 2021 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. He has a big reputation in shipbuilding.”

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

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

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


England and Wales

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Haynes and Boone Featured in Chambers UK 2021 Rankings
October, 26 2020

Haynes and Boone was prominently ranked in the 2021 edition of the Chambers UK legal directory published by Chambers and Partners, including a new Band 1 rating for its Finance Practice. Chambers UK featured two of the firm’s practice areas and recognized Partner William Cecil and Senior Counsel Simon Curtis as notable practitioners. Haynes and Boone’s Banking & Finance: Lenders: Lower Mid-Market [...]