Event 14 Oct. 2022
Curtis Provides Capacity Training to the Government of Uganda
Event 21 Sep. 2022
Kalidou Gadio Speaks at AIEN 2022 International Energy Summit
News 15 May. 2023
Curtis represents e-commerce retailer in its fight to recover monies withheld by PayPal, the global payment giant
News 16 Dec. 2022
Curtis Trade Team is top ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023
Event 08 May. 2023
Partner Irene Petrelli to Participate in ICC YAAF Event
News 02 May. 2023
Curtis Italy with DeA Capital in the Acquisition of Magic S.r.l
Event 23 May. 2023
Partners Luciana Ricart and Fernando Tupa Will Teach a Workshop on Hearings in Investment Arbitration for Arbanza School of Arbitration’s Online Program
Publications 23 Feb. 2023
Fernando Tupa Publishes Book on Forum-Specific Consent to International Arbitration in Investment Agreements
Event 03 May. 2023
Dr. Borzu Sabahi to Speak at ICSID-ADGM Joint Conference: Investment Protection and Armed Conflict
Event 19 Mar. 2023
Sebastiano Nessi speaks at Bahrain Business and Legal Landscape Conference
Event 01 Jun. 2023
Curtis Environmental Chair Charles Howland to Moderate Panel Discussion on Latest Developments in Environmental Due Diligence at ABA Masterclass on Environmental Transactions
News 25 May. 2023
Curtis Files SCOTUS Amicus Brief for Distinguished Law Professors in First Amendment Retaliatory Arrest Case
News 06 Mar. 2023
Russia Sanctions at the First Anniversary: An Overview of Current Sanctions in the US, UK, and EU and How Global Companies Can Navigate Evolving and Conflicting Sanctions Regimes
Client Alert 30 Aug. 2022
The EU Adopts the “Maintenance and Alignment” Sanctions Package
Client Alert 24 Jun. 2021
Update on Virtual Notarization (Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021) — U.S. Insight
Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021) — U.S. Insight
Managing Partner, Muscat
P +968 24 564 495
F +968 24 564 497
With nearly two decades of experience in the Middle East, Simon Ward is one of Oman's and the region’s most sought-after dispute resolution lawyers, having achieved successes before the Omani courts, domestic and international arbitral tribunals in construction disputes and high quantum commercial disputes.
Simon Ward is one of Oman’s leading litigators and advocates, known for his commercial acumen. He is also managing partner of the firm’s Muscat office. His litigation experience spans a wide range of fields, including commercial, construction, engineering, regulatory, health and safety, environment, and employment, both in Oman and overseas.
As an advocate, Mr. Ward has appeared before both the Omani courts and arbitral tribunals. He has acted as arbitrator and lead counsel before the Omani courts and in domestic and international arbitrations, including under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
His arbitration experience encompasses most major institutions including ICC, LCIA, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), American Arbitration Association (AAA), Gulf Cooperation Council Commercial Arbitration Centre (GCCAC) and ad hoc arbitration, litigation and dispute resolution. He has substantial experience in Omani and United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) ad hoc arbitrations, as well as in general dispute resolution before Omani Courts. He was appointed to the Oman Court of Appeal Roll of Arbitrators in 2011 and is registered as an arbitrator with the DIFC/LCIA.
Mr. Ward has been recognized by Chambers in International Arbitration in Oman for nearly a decade, in which he is currently ranked in Band 1, and by Legal 500 for his Dispute Resolution capabilities in Oman since 2020. He was also selected for inclusion in The Legal 500’s annual Arbitration Powerlist - Middle East.
Given his deep knowledge of Omani law and procedure, Mr. Ward is often instructed to advise on a broad range of issues within the Omani jurisdication. He is called on by insurers, airlines, shipping companies, petrochemical companies, engineers and manufacturers and major employers to advise on issues facing their specific industries.
Commercial Disputes - Litigation
Team - Commercial Disputes - Litigation
News 14 Apr. 2023
Curtis Secures 11 Practice Area and 25 Attorney Rankings in Legal 500: EMEA 2023
News 24 Feb. 2023
Clients Praise Curtis in Chambers Global 2023 Launch
Simon Ward is commercially minded and highly recommended.
Legal 500: EMEA 2022
Clients applaud him for being "bright, hard-working and commercially focused.
Chambers Global 2021 Dispute Resolution - Oman
Clients praise him as "an experienced, capable and pragmatic lawyer."
Chambers Global 2020 Oman - Dispute Resolution