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Keating Chambers

Simon Hughes QC

London, UK Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments

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Asia-Pacific 2021 UK Bar 2022

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Global
Construction - UK

Band 1

Simon Hughes QC
Silk with a standout reputation given his sterling work on prominent cases at both the national and international levels. He receives instructions in high-value litigation, adjudication and international arbitration cases running the full gamut of construction issues. He is highlighted for his deep knowledge of construction contracts, especially within the FIDIC framework.
Strengths: "He has a phenomenal work rate and enthusiasm matched only by the quality of the product. He is a real go-to silk who is great with clients and a pleasure to work with." "He is supremely bright and very good with a tribunal."
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Energy & Natural Resources - UK

Band 3

Simon Hughes QC
A well-known construction silk with noted experience in the energy sector. He frequently appears in international disputes involving oil fields, coal-fired power plants and nuclear power plants.
Strengths: "Absolutely amazing. He listens to all the arguments then forms an opinion." "He has been a pleasure to work with – great with clients, extremely responsive and superb in terms of strategy." "He's absolutely tremendous."
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International Arbitration - The Bar - Asia-Pacific Region

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Simon Hughes QC of Keating Chambers practises principally in the arbitration sphere, acting most prominently on matters concerning major energy or resources-related projects, many of which are located in the Asia-Pacific region. One source characterises him as "a robust powerhouse" who "understands Asian culture very well" and is "very impressive in grasping a vast range of complex issues in a short time and presenting them to a tribunal." Another notes: "What singles him out is that he's very innovative and can always come up with a different way of getting the point across."
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