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65 Crutched Friars
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Simon specialises in international commercial dispute resolution, focussing on the insurance and reinsurance sector. He advises on major insurance/reinsurance disputes, usually complex, cross-border and high-value, particularly in relation to energy, construction, marine, property and casualty claims. His energy experience includes both onshore and offshore, whilst his construction experience includes CAR/EAR, DSU, business interruption/ALOP and builders' risks. His marine work has featured hull, cargo, P&I, collisions, salvage and sue & labour claims. He also has experience of charterparty and bill of lading disputes. His work is usually international and cross-border, involving different legal systems across the world. Simon has a wide range of experience in ADR, including mediation and arbitration.

Simon also regularly handles subrogated recoveries, broker E&O matters, policy reviews and commercial risk management advice.

Simon is fluent in French and German, and qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales. 

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The London office is the firm's largest, with over 250 lawyers.

It offers the full range of services that HFW provides globally, with partners from the London office working closely with all the other HFW offices, as well as in many jurisdictions around the world. HFW moved to its current premises in September 2008, having previously been in nearby Lloyds Avenue for almost 100 years.

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