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Simon Maynard combines strategic acumen with tenacious advocacy to resolve complex commercial disputes in a way that maximizes commercial impact. Simon was honoured as Lawyer of the Year at the 2022 Legal Business Awards and is recognized as a Rising Star for international arbitration by Legal 500.

Simon has particular expertise in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration, as well as before the English courts, in disputes concerning upstream oil and gas, renewables and the energy transition, mining, financial services, TMT and hospitality. His approach is outcome-focused, applying rigorous legal analysis with creative thinking to devise legal solutions that are delivered with clarity and flair.

In addition to his practice, 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.

Simon also has an active pro bono practice focusing on disability discrimination. 

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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

Shortlisted for "Rising Star"


British Legal Awards 2022

Winner of Lawyer of the Year


Legal Business Awards 2022

Rising Star and Key Lawyer in International Arbitration


Legal 500 UK 2022

Rising Star in International Arbitration


Euromoney Expert Guides, 2018-2022

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Recognition

Shortlisted for "Rising Star"


British Legal Awards 2022

Winner of Lawyer of the Year


Legal Business Awards 2022

Rising Star and Key Lawyer in International Arbitration


Legal 500 UK 2022

Rising Star in International Arbitration


Euromoney Expert Guides, 2018-2022

Matters

Representing an investor in an LCIA arbitration concerning a hospitality project in the Balkans.

Representing a State-owned Petroleum company in an LCIA arbitration against the counterparty to a long-term LNG supply agreement.

Representing a diversified natural resources company in parallel ad hoc arbitrations against the host State and a national oil company.

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Representing an investor in an LCIA arbitration concerning a hospitality project in the Balkans.

Representing a State-owned Petroleum company in an LCIA arbitration against the counterparty to a long-term LNG supply agreement.

Representing a diversified natural resources company in parallel ad hoc arbitrations against the host State and a national oil company.

Advising a product manufacturer in a dispute concerning disputed payments under a design services agreement.

Representing a multinational utilities company in a price review arbitration under a long-term gas supply agreement.

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

Represented an oil major in an UNCITRAL arbitration against a Southeast Asian State and its national oil company concerning adverse taxation measures and breach of two PSCs.

Represented a Middle Eastern State in an ICSID arbitration concerning a dispute arising from a long-term energy infrastructure contract.

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

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

Represented a South Asian State in parallel investment treaty arbitrations brought by a company and its principal shareholder arising out of an energy infrastructure investment.

Insights

Article · Source: Financial Times

December 3, 2021
Disability 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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Matters

Representing an investor in an LCIA arbitration concerning a hospitality project in the Balkans.

Representing a State-owned Petroleum company in an LCIA arbitration against the counterparty to a long-term LNG supply agreement.

Representing a diversified natural resources company in parallel ad hoc arbitrations against the host State and a national oil company.

See more
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Matters

Representing an investor in an LCIA arbitration concerning a hospitality project in the Balkans.

Representing a State-owned Petroleum company in an LCIA arbitration against the counterparty to a long-term LNG supply agreement.

Representing a diversified natural resources company in parallel ad hoc arbitrations against the host State and a national oil company.

Advising a product manufacturer in a dispute concerning disputed payments under a design services agreement.

Representing a multinational utilities company in a price review arbitration under a long-term gas supply agreement.

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

Represented an oil major in an UNCITRAL arbitration against a Southeast Asian State and its national oil company concerning adverse taxation measures and breach of two PSCs.

Represented a Middle Eastern State in an ICSID arbitration concerning a dispute arising from a long-term energy infrastructure contract.

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

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

Represented a South Asian State in parallel investment treaty arbitrations brought by a company and its principal shareholder arising out of an energy infrastructure investment.

Insights

Article · Source: Financial Times

December 3, 2021
Disability 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

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

Shortlisted for "Rising Star"


British Legal Awards 2022

Winner of Lawyer of the Year


Legal Business Awards 2022

Rising Star and Key Lawyer in International Arbitration


Legal 500 UK 2022

Rising Star in International Arbitration


Euromoney Expert Guides, 2018-2022

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Recognition

Shortlisted for "Rising Star"


British Legal Awards 2022

Winner of Lawyer of the Year


Legal Business Awards 2022

Rising Star and Key Lawyer in International Arbitration


Legal 500 UK 2022

Rising Star in International Arbitration


Euromoney Expert Guides, 2018-2022