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Simon Moore

T: +44 20 7809 2164 Email Simon | Vcard Office: London

Simon Moore Partner

Contact details

Simon Moore

Simon Moore
Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2164 Email Simon | Vcard Office: London

Simon is a partner specialising in insurance, shipping and general commercial litigation matters with a particular focus on disputes in the maritime and offshore oil and gas industries.
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Simon acts for London Market and international insurers and reinsurers, advising them on a variety of marine and energy matters involving hull and machinery, war risks, P&I, builder's all risks, construction all risks and energy package policies.

Simon also provides guidance to offshore construction, installation and drilling contractors on negotiating contracts and resolving disputes in the offshore oil and gas industries.  He has a broad range of experience having worked on projects in South East Asia, India, West Africa, South America and the North Sea.

Simon is co-author of Offshore Construction: law and practice, published by Informa Law (for Routledge). This first edition book covers the entire construction process of offshore units and vessels, from initial concept right through to installation, at each stage commenting on typical contract terms and offering expert advice based on real-life examples. Simon also authored the Decommissioning Contracts chapter in the text, Oil and Gas Decommissioning: law policy and comparative practice (Second Edition), published by Globe Law and Business. 

“Absolutely first class and a brilliant strategist”

The Legal 500 UK 2012

 
  • Offshore
  • Marine insurance

Energy construction all risks policy 

Acting for a global specialty insurer in relation to a claim on an energy construction all risks policy arising from damage to sub-sea pipelines occurring during installation.

Coverage of insurance claims, policy wordings and binding authorities/lineslips

Advising leading marine and energy underwriters in London, Singapore and Russia on coverage of insurance claims, policy wordings and binding authorities/lineslips.

Power

Advising international investors on the acquisition of an Ecuadorian independent power generation company.

More: Offshore
Simon specialises in marine and energy matters including builders all risks, hull (and IV), war, liability, offshore construction and energy exploration and development insurance policies.  

Energy construction all risks policy 

Acting for a global specialty insurer in relation to a claim on an energy construction all risks policy arising from damage to subsea pipelines occurring during installation.

War risk – detention of vessels

Acting for leading London Market and French insurers on a Commercial Court claim relating to the detention of a vessel in Venezuela. The litigation involved consideration of the correct interpretation of the longstanding institute war clauses (and relevant case law) including the customs infringement exclusion and the issue of political interference.

South America 

Advised extensively in relation to claims arising out of South America including Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela on marine claims ranging from collisions and machinery breakdowns to seizures due to breach of customs regulations.

Coverage of insurance claims, policy wordings and binding authorities/lineslips

Advising leading marine and energy underwriters in London, Singapore and Russia on coverage of insurance claims, policy wordings and binding authorities/lineslips.
 
More: Marine insurance
  • South America

War risk – detention of vessels

Acting for leading London Market and French insurers on a Commercial Court claim relating to the detention of a vessel in Venezuela. The litigation involved consideration of the correct interpretation of the longstanding institute war clauses (and relevant case law) including the customs infringement exclusion and the issue of political interference.

South America 

Advised extensively in relation to claims arising out of South America including Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela on marine claims ranging from collisions and machinery breakdowns to seizures due to breach of customs regulations.

Power

Advising international investors on the acquisition of an Ecuadorian independent power generation company.
 
More: South America

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