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Simon Hems is an international dispute resolution and insurance recovery lawyer, predominantly focused on, and experienced in, international arbitration governed by the principle institutions, such as ICC, LCIA, ICSID, DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre, LMAA and ad hoc under UNCITRAL Rules. Simon has also handled matters at all levels of the English court system.

Simon has specialism in the energy industry, with two decades of experience advising U.S. and European oil and gas industry clients in litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. He is known globally in dispute venues, having represented clients in matters arising out of major EPC projects, offshore services and drilling contracts, and pipeline projects around the world and particularly in West Africa, the Gulf of Mexico, the Middle East and former Soviet states.

Simon primarily represents contractors and service companies in engineering and construction disputes, as well as matters arising out of offshore casualties, contracts for the provision of offshore services and related insurance coverage issues. In that context, Simon has handled a wide range of oil and gas related claims, including general contract, tort, maritime law, banking law, and fraud issues.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Simon led the energy and infrastructure group at an international commercial law firm.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Delivering ‘an unflappable service‘, McGuireWoods London LLP is best known for international, high-stakes litigation; and the disputes team is experienced in a range of industries, including energy, banking, life sciences and technology. In addition to general commercial disputes, Simon Hems specialises in the offshore oil and gas, renewable energy and maritime sectors, as well as insurance recovery work; and William Boddy routinely acts in complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes that involve allegations of fraud. Recently-raised partner Chloe Steele is ‘a trusted advisor‘.