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Simon Moore

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

Awards

Insurance and reinsurance litigation and Shipping

Insurance and reinsurance litigation and Shipping

Recognised as one of the top 10 maritime lawyers 2017 in Lloyd's List Top 100 most influential people in the shipping industry

Recognised as one of the top 10 maritime lawyers 2017 in Lloyd's List Top 100 most influential people in the shipping industry

Simon Moore Partner

Contact details

Simon Moore

Simon Moore
Partner

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

Simon is a partner in the marine and international trade department in London, where he specialises in insurance and offshore oil and gas. He has received personal recognition for his work with the Law Society's "Solicitor of the Year (Private Practice)" Award for 2018.
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Simon acts for London Market and international insurers and reinsurers and advises on a wide variety of or risks from liability, hull and machinery, war risks, P&I, builders’ all risks, construction all risks to energy package policies. He has run high value and high profile litigation including the leading insurance case of Atlasnavios v Navigators where Simon acted for the underwriters who were successful before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Simon also acts for oil companies and offshore construction, installation and drilling contractors on negotiating contracts and resolving disputes in the offshore oil and gas industry and 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 a thought leader and co-author of “Offshore Construction: Law and Practice” (First Edition), published by Informa Law for Routledge. This covers the entire construction process of offshore units and vessels from initial concept through to installation, at each stage commenting on typical contract terms and offering advice based on real-life examples Simon also authored the Decommissioning Contracts Chapter in “Oil and Gas Decommissioning: Law Policy and Comparative Practice” (Second Edition) published by Globe Law and Business and the English law chapter in “Handbook on Additional Insureds” (Second Edition) published by the American Bar Association. Simon’s work has been described by industry professionals as “ground-breaking” and “a huge contribution to the limited literature in the field of oil and gas offshore contracts”.  

Simon also lectures regularly, sharing his knowledge with clients, experts and other lawyers. 

“Impressive”

The Legal 500 UK 2013

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Simon regularly advises clients on policy wordings and coverage disputes across a wide range of lines of business.

His non-contentious insurance work includes advising on policy wordings including energy, marine, construction, business interruption, product liability, professional indemnity and D&O.  He has also developed innovative insurance products including an excess control of well wording, a residual value wording for use in relation to art finance and a warranty liability wording for use on offshore construction projects.

His contentious experience includes successfully acting for the underwriters in the leading  insurance case of the “B Atlantic” before the UK Supreme Court in May 2018.  He has acted on a large number of coverage disputes including in relation to issues such as the scope of the insuring clauses, the definition of claim, the timing of the claim, breach of the notification obligations, failure to comply with general conditions, failure to co-operate and the application of specific exclusions such as allegedly fraudulent conduct.

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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.

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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.
 
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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.
 
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Awards

Insurance and reinsurance litigation and Shipping

Insurance and reinsurance litigation and Shipping

Recognised as one of the top 10 maritime lawyers 2017 in Lloyd's List Top 100 most influential people in the shipping industry

Recognised as one of the top 10 maritime lawyers 2017 in Lloyd's List Top 100 most influential people in the shipping industry

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