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Keystone Law, Simon Murfitt, London, ENGLAND

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Simon Murfitt

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Keystone Law

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Banking and Finance


Simon is an experienced finance (particularly asset and project finance) lawyer with significant expertise in the aviation, marine and shipping sectors gained while working in the UK, Europe and Asia. During his career, he has advised on a wide range of transportation projects for sponsors, financiers, charterers, regulators and other stakeholders at all stages of the commercial and operative life of the asset/project. Specifically Simon is able to advise on the initial procurement process, ongoing facility/project management, operational, compliance and reporting issues, re-financings and re-structurings, default and enforcement processes). Most recently he has advised on a variety of non-traditional asset finance models along with European vessel arrests and restructuring arrangements. Simon also has international and domestic expertise in the other transport sectors including rail and aviation, advising financial institutions and other parties on a wide range of financial transactions. In addition to being qualified in England & Wales, Simon is also a solicitor and (non-practising) notary public in Scotland. He is also qualified to practise and advise on Kiribati law and also authorised to provide legal advice on Tuvalu law. AREAS OF EXPERTISE; • Asset finance; • Banking; • Project finance; • Structured finance; • Trade finance


Trained Tods Murray WS (Edinburgh); qualified 1998; partner Kaystone Law 2015.


Member of the British Marine Federation Liveryman at the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights

London: Transport


Within: Aviation

Keystone Law is active across a range of aviation sector matters, such as liabilities, claims and contentious work, as well as commercial and regulatory matters. Surf Air Europe, Genesis Aerotech, Flybe, Virgin Atlantic, Nimbus Aviation and Transatlantic Aviation are clients for the team where recommended individuals include Trevor Sears, who is experienced in insolvency and dispute resolution; barrister Hugh O’Donovan, who has ‘in-depth experience’; Simon Murfitt and litigator Alex Ferrari.

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