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Simon Baker

Simon Baker

Consultant

Languages English

Simon is firmly based in Hong Kong and has 35 years of experience in shipping trade and insurance related disputes both in the English Courts and those of Hong Kong.

He has carried out arbitrations under LMAA, LCIA and ICC Rules. Simon has experience in cases involving letters of credit, jurisdictional challenges, some insolvency and fraud. Simon has worked with clients from Europe and the Middle East when in London and latterly with clients in Asia. Cases with underlying technical, engineering or chemical issues are of particular interest to him.

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"Consultant Simon Baker has over three decades of experience advising on dispute resolution mandates in the shipping space. He is also noted for his handling of insurance-related contentious shipping matters."

Chambers, 2020

"Simon is “Experienced, a safe pair of hands, and solid.”

Chambers, 2019

Relevant experience

  • A PRC bank on L/C claims.
  • A telecoms company on a breach of patent licence case.
  • Charterers on a crane damage case.
  • For shareholders in dispute as to proceeds of an asset sale.
  • For a trader defending his company against claims for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • A pilot prosecuted following a collision in Hong waters which lead to the loss of one ship and substantial loss of life.
  • A trader against whom a freezing order had been made on grounds of dishonesty.
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Education

1977 – B. Sc (Hons), Imperial, London

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