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Simon Morgan

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Dispute Resolution


Simon has wide experience of arbitration, litigation and mediation across a range of business and industry sectors, including the energy, engineering, communication and financial services sectors. He also sits as an arbitrator.


Simon became a partner in 1986 and is co chair of the international arbitration group. For a number of years Simon was head of the firm's litigation and arbitration department in Hong Kong where he was admitted as a solicitor in 1988. Simon is a member of the ICC Arbitration Commission for England and Wales and a member of the advisory board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and a trained mediator.

London: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Simmons & Simmons fields specialist arbitration partners across the firm’s commercial litigation, insurance and construction practices. The firm hired ‘the commanding figure’ Stuart Dutson from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, where he was London international arbitration head. The team acted for the Indonesian Government in a bilateral investment treaty arbitration, brought by Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys, which concerned an investment in a coal mining project. Simon Morgan is ‘a very safe and experienced hand at arbitration’; and Jayne Bentham, who is ‘a superb arbitration practitioner with great judgement’, specialises in large and complex multi-jurisdictional arbitrations, particularly in the telecoms and energy sectors. Other recommended names include David Sandy and Rob Horne.

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Public international law

Within: Public international law

Simmons & Simmons hired Stuart Dutson from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP. ‘Definitely a star in the field’, Dutson is ‘superb and has very good specialist knowledge of PIL, including treaty arbitration’. The practice has particular expertise in disputes involving emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East, China and the Far East; and its lawyers are industry experts in TMT, financial institutions, and energy and infrastructure. The team acted for the Indonesian Government in an India-Indonesia bilateral investment treaty arbitration that was brought by Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys, the dispute concerning an investment in a coal-mining project. Simon Morgan specialises in disputes involving China and the Far East; and Jayne Bentham has extensive experience of arbitrations in Africa.

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    In December 2007, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) imposed a fine of £1.26m on Norwich Union Life (part of the Aviva Group), one of the largest life insurance businesses in the UK with around seven million customers. The fine related to failures to take reasonable care to establish and maintain effective systems and controls for countering the risks of financial crime. The fine is the latest confirmation of the emphasis being placed on protecting clients and customers from the threat of financial crime.
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