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Stephenson Harwood

Living Wage
1 FINSBURY CIRCUS, LONDON, EC2M 7SH, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7329 4422
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Simon Moore

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Work 020 7809 2164
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Stephenson Harwood

Work Department

Marine and international trade.

Position

Simon is a partner specialising in insurance, shipping and general commercial litigation matters with a particular focus on disputes in the maritime and offshore oil and gas industries.

Simon acts for London Market and international insurers and reinsurers, advising them on a variety of marine and energy matters involving hull and machinery, war risks, P&I, builder's all risks, construction all risks and energy package policies.

Simon also provides guidance to offshore construction, installation and drilling contractors on negotiating contracts and resolving disputes in the offshore oil and gas industries.  He has a broad range of experience having worked on projects in South East Asia, India, West Africa, South America and the North Sea.

Simon is co-author of Offshore Construction: law and practice, published by Informa Law (for Routledge). This first edition book covers the entire construction process of offshore units and vessels, from initial concept right through to installation, at each stage commenting on typical contract terms and offering expert advice based on real-life examples. Simon also authored the Decommissioning Contracts chapter in the text, Oil and Gas Decommissioning: law policy and comparative practice (Second Edition), published by Globe Law and Business. 


London: Insurance

Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Within: Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Stephenson Harwood's marine insurance group is ‘excellent in terms of quality of advice’, offering clients ‘legal and offshore industry knowledge and speed of response’. Its focus on marine insurance makes it a go-to firm for London and continental insurers and reinsurers in relation to insurance coverage liability and subrogated disputes; the team also advises on policy wordings across the board in offshore disputes. Simon Moore acted for Navigators Insurance Company, Travelers Syndicate 5000 at Lloyd's, and others in the high-profile case of the B Atlantic, which was detained in Venezuela in 2007; the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the clients in May 2018. In other highlights, team head Alex Davis oversaw the firm’s appointment to the legal panels of RSA and Brit Insurance, as well as managing the firm's relationship with Talbot and Hiscox. Also noteworthy is the ‘experienced and commercially mindedNick Barber, who specialises in hull, cargo and liability insurance, ‘demonstrates a clear grasp of the legal issues and provides excellent advice’.

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London: Transport

Shipping

Within: Shipping

Stephenson Harwood is a ‘friendly and approachable firm’ which has ‘excellent attention to detail and logistical acumen’ and is noted for its experience in high-value and complex shipping disputes. The team acted for the successful shipowners in a Supreme Court decision arising out of the seizure of the vessel MV Longchamp by Somali pirates and represented Commerzbank in a case which examined shipping loan agreements. It is also acting for PDVSA group companies in a number of shipping disputes. Head of marine and international trade Mike Phillips is ‘outstanding’; Nick Barber is noted for his ‘admiralty expertise, his brilliant investigative knowledge and experience’; Stuart Beadnall regularly advises on the maritime aspects of the oil and gas industry; Paolo Ghirardani is ‘simply brilliant’; Cristan Evans is ‘very professional, responsive and delivers a high-quality service’; Alex Davis leads the marine insurance and marine and casualty response groups; Tony Concagh is ‘extremely knowledgeable’; Sean Gibbons is noted for his experience in acting for Korean shipowners and shipyards in disputes; and Ingolf Kaiser is ‘very experienced. Simon Moore, Max Lemanski, Duncan McDonald, Haris Zografakis and senior associate Tom Adams are also key members of the team. Menelaus Kouzoupis recently joined from HFW.

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