News 13 Apr. 2016

Curtis Oman Promotes New Head of Disputes in Muscat

Simon Ward is a popular and well known figure in the Muscat litigation arena. An experienced litigator in the Oman and Middle Eastern markets, he was appointed two years ago to the Oman Court of Appeal Roll of Arbitrators. He is dedicated to the Oman market and has conducted commercial arbitrations, litigation and dispute resolution on behalf of Omani and international clients in the market.

Simon Ward has acted as both arbitrator and lead counsel before the Omani Courts and in domestic and international arbitrations, including under the auspices of the ICC and the London Court of International Arbitration and in Omani/UNCITRAL ad hoc arbitrations.

As a litigator, his experience spans a wide range of litigation fields, including commercial, construction, regulatory, health and safety, environment, and employment, in Oman, the region and overseas.

The legal commentator Chambers Global 2016 recommends Simon Ward as “hailed by clients for his "pragmatic and no-nonsense approach, which demystifies the legal process".”

Bruce B. Palmer, Curtis’ managing partner in Oman said “Simon's promotion is well-deserved and reflects the key role he has been playing in Curtis' disputes practice. He is a highly respected practitioner and we look forward to Curtis’ continuing excellence in the disputes field.”

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP (Curtis) is a leading international law firm providing a broad range of services to clients around the world. The firm operates through 17 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Central and East Asia. For more information about Curtis, please visit

Curtis’ Muscat office was established in 1997 and is served by US, UK, Italy, India, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand and Omani qualified lawyers. It offers the full range of domestic and international legal services in the fields of real estate, corporate and commercial law, banking, energy, arbitration, insurance, shipping and port development, tourism, employment and public procurement, amongst others.

Notes to Editor
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP is a New York limited liability partnership with affiliated partnerships and entities operating in the United States, Argentina, China, England & Wales, France, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Oman, Turkey, Turkmenistan and United Arab Emirates.