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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, with a focus on disputes concerning upstream oil and gas, renewables and the energy transition, and the TMT sector. 

Simon has been recognized by Euromoney as a "Rising Star" for international arbitration from 2018-2020.  

Simon's practice is evenly balanced between commercial and investment treaty arbitration. He has acted in disputes under all the major arbitral rules, including in over a dozen investment treaty arbitrations, and has extensive experience handling disputes involving States or State entities. Simon also accepts appointments as arbitrator and features in the pool of arbitrators of the LCIA and the Court of Arbitration for Art.  

Simon is a thought-leader in the field and his recent publications have appeared in Arbitration International and Transnational Dispute Management. 

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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

Rising Star in International Arbitration


Euromoney Expert Guides, 2018-2020

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Rising Star in International Arbitration


Euromoney Expert Guides, 2018-2020

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.

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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.

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

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

Rising Star in International Arbitration


Euromoney Expert Guides, 2018-2020

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Recognition

Rising Star in International Arbitration


Euromoney Expert Guides, 2018-2020