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Muscat Managing Partner
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With 12 years of experience in the Middle East, Simon Ward is one of Oman's and the regions’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.
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 20 Sep. 2021
Curtis Successfully Defends the Sultanate of Oman and Oman Aluminium Rolling Company LLC in U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Case
News 20 Feb. 2020
18 Curtis Practice Areas and 22 Individuals Ranked in Chambers Global 2020
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