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Simon Maynard resolves complex commercial disputes under English and international law. He has particular expertise in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration, as well as before the English courts, with a focus on disputes concerning upstream oil and gas, renewables and the energy transition, and the broader extractive industries. 

Simon is recommended for international arbitration in Legal 500 and has been recognized by Euromoney as a "Rising Star" for international arbitration.  

In addition to his practice as counsel, Simon accepts appointments as arbitrator and features in the pool of arbitrators of the LCIA and the Court of Arbitration for Art. Simon is also a thought-leader in the field and his recent publications have appeared in Arbitration International and Transnational Dispute Management.

Simon is a leading advocate for disability inclusion in the legal profession and beyond. He is Co-Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Task Force on Disability Inclusion and International Arbitration, as well as a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)’s Disability Committee. In this regard, Simon appears regularly in print media, including the Financial Times, Global Arbitration Review and Law.com.

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Credentials

B.A. History, University of Cambridge, UK, First Class Honours

LL.B., University of Law, London, Second Class Honours (Upper Division)

England and Wales

Law Society of England & Wales (Admitted 09/15/2011; Reg#476516)

English

Portuguese

Recommended for International Arbitration


Legal 500 UK 2022

Rising Star in International Arbitration


Euromoney Expert Guides, 2018-2021

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Recognition

Recommended for International Arbitration


Legal 500 UK 2022

Rising Star in International Arbitration


Euromoney Expert Guides, 2018-2021

News

In the News · Source: Global Arbitration Review, International Chamber of Commerce, Law.com International and The Global Legal Post

December 3, 2021
Simon Maynard named co-chair of the newly created Task Force on Disability Inclusion and International Arbitration, formed under the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR

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Matters

An ad hoc arbitration for a natural resources company in a PSC cost recovery dispute against a national oil company.

Multiple ICSID arbitrations for several infrastructure funds against a European State under the Energy Charter Treaty arising from regulatory measures affecting investments in the renewables sector.

An ad hoc arbitration for an oil major in a dispute with a Southeast Asian State and its national oil company concerning adverse taxation measures and breach of two PSCs.

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An ad hoc arbitration for a natural resources company in a PSC cost recovery dispute against a national oil company.

Multiple ICSID arbitrations for several infrastructure funds against a European State under the Energy Charter Treaty arising from regulatory measures affecting investments in the renewables sector.

An ad hoc arbitration for an oil major in a dispute with a Southeast Asian State and its national oil company concerning adverse taxation measures and breach of two PSCs.

An ICSID arbitration on behalf of a Middle Eastern State in relation to a dispute arising from a long-term energy infrastructure contract.

Advising an oil major in relation to a tax stabilisation claim under a PSC against an African national oil company.

An LCIA arbitration for a high net-worth individual concerning the disputed ownership of a valuable real estate asset in Russia.

Insights

Article · Source: Financial Times

December 3, 2021
Disabiluty is the Last City Taboo

Article · Source: Global Arbitration Review

December 3, 2021
Don’t leave us out of the conversation: a personal perspective on disability inclusion

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News

In the News · Source: Global Arbitration Review, International Chamber of Commerce, Law.com International and The Global Legal Post

December 3, 2021
Simon Maynard named co-chair of the newly created Task Force on Disability Inclusion and International Arbitration, formed under the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR

View all

Matters

An ad hoc arbitration for a natural resources company in a PSC cost recovery dispute against a national oil company.

Multiple ICSID arbitrations for several infrastructure funds against a European State under the Energy Charter Treaty arising from regulatory measures affecting investments in the renewables sector.

An ad hoc arbitration for an oil major in a dispute with a Southeast Asian State and its national oil company concerning adverse taxation measures and breach of two PSCs.

See more
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Matters

An ad hoc arbitration for a natural resources company in a PSC cost recovery dispute against a national oil company.

Multiple ICSID arbitrations for several infrastructure funds against a European State under the Energy Charter Treaty arising from regulatory measures affecting investments in the renewables sector.

An ad hoc arbitration for an oil major in a dispute with a Southeast Asian State and its national oil company concerning adverse taxation measures and breach of two PSCs.

An ICSID arbitration on behalf of a Middle Eastern State in relation to a dispute arising from a long-term energy infrastructure contract.

Advising an oil major in relation to a tax stabilisation claim under a PSC against an African national oil company.

An LCIA arbitration for a high net-worth individual concerning the disputed ownership of a valuable real estate asset in Russia.

Insights

Article · Source: Financial Times

December 3, 2021
Disabiluty is the Last City Taboo

Article · Source: Global Arbitration Review

December 3, 2021
Don’t leave us out of the conversation: a personal perspective on disability inclusion

View all

News

In the News · Source: Global Arbitration Review, International Chamber of Commerce, Law.com International and The Global Legal Post

December 3, 2021
Simon Maynard named co-chair of the newly created Task Force on Disability Inclusion and International Arbitration, formed under the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR

View all

Credentials

B.A. History, University of Cambridge, UK, First Class Honours

LL.B., University of Law, London, Second Class Honours (Upper Division)

England and Wales

Law Society of England & Wales (Admitted 09/15/2011; Reg#476516)

English

Portuguese

Recommended for International Arbitration


Legal 500 UK 2022

Rising Star in International Arbitration


Euromoney Expert Guides, 2018-2021

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Recognition

Recommended for International Arbitration


Legal 500 UK 2022

Rising Star in International Arbitration


Euromoney Expert Guides, 2018-2021