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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 Chambers UK 2023-2024, 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 included in the Hall of Fame for shipping law in The Legal 500 UK 2023, Legalease.

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. He has also been reconised by Business Today as a "Top 10 Leading UK Shipping Lawyers Making Waves."

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


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