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 specialises in advising global clients on the construction, acquisition and sale of ships, as well as handling disputes related to shipbuilding. The team has particular expertise in vessels operating in the energy and mining industries, such as LNG carriers, FPSO vessels, mining vessels and drillships. Elsewhere, the group is increasingly sought after to advise on matters concerning superyachts. It is also active in the negotiation of charters. Andreas Silcher and Mark Johnson jointly lead the team, which includes Simon Curtis.