Mr Simon Curtis > Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP
1 New Fetter Lane

Work Department

Non - contentious maritime, oil and gas


Senior Partner


Simon is regarded internationally as one of London’s most experienced maritime lawyers. He has an extensive reputation in shipbuilding and offshore procurement matters. As the author of the first four editions of  the leading textbook ‘The Law of Shipbuilding Contracts’ published by Informa Law Library – the fourth edition of which was published in November 2012 – Simon is highly regarded under English law on marine construction. He 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’, and ‘Ship Building, Sale & Finance’ also published by Informa Law Library.


Elected fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


Jesus College, Oxford (MA Law; BCL).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Transport > Shipping

(Hall of Fame)

Simon CurtisHaynes and Boone CDG, LLP

Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP handles a range of commercial shipping mandates and the team stands out for its shipbuilding expertise; it is engaged on the structuring and contracts for the construction, chartering and demolition of ships. Shipowners, shipyards and insurers are clients and the team handles projects across the world. Advising owners and shipyards involved in high-value projects for the construction or refit of superyachts is also a key focus. The team has strengthened its LNG shipping practice where it acts for owners and charterers. It acts for TMS Cardiff Gas on its ongoing carrier fleet expansion. Mark Johnson recently joined from Reed Smith LLP and senior partner Simon Curtis is experienced in shipbuilding and offshore procurement mandates.