is regarded internationally as one of London's most experienced maritime lawyers.
has an extensive reputation in shipbuilding and offshore procurement matters.
As the author of the of the first four editions of "The Law of Shipbuilding Contracts" published by Informa Law Library - the fourth edition of which was published in November 2012 - Simon is the leading expert under English law on marine construction.
has received several nominations as a leading expert in his
field, including being cited as an expert in each edition of "The World's Leading Shipping and Maritime Lawyers" since 1998 and as one of the "top five" maritime lawyers in the UK in the "Guide to the Best of the Best".
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 "Force Majeure and Frustration of Contract", also published by Informa Law Library.
Simon is a recommended lawyer in the Projects, Energy & Natural Resources - Oil & Gas and the Transport - Shipping sections of the 2012 UK edition of The Legal 500, and is also on their elite list of "Leading Lawyers - a guide to outstanding lawyers in the UK".