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Simon Rainey KC is regarded as the foremost shipping and international trade KC at the English Bar today.

He has been ranked in the unique category of “Star Individual” (a special category, ranked above Band 1) for ‘Shipping and Commodities’ by Chambers & Partners UK since 2015. Simon was awarded the title of ‘Shipping Silk of the Year’ by both Chambers and Partners UK and Legal 500 UK Awards in 2017. He was also shortlisted for ‘Shipping Silk of the Year’ at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2018, for ‘Shipping Silk of the Year’ at the Legal 500 UK Awards 2019 and again for ‘Shipping Silk of the Year’ at the Legal 500 UK Awards 2020. “Simon is considered a legendary figure by the entire shipping world.” (Chambers 2020)

He was named number one in the Lloyd’s List top 10 maritime lawyers in 2021, and has featured/won previously in 2017, 2018 and 2020.

He regularly acts in ground-breaking shipping and commodity cases at appellate level. He has handled every possible type of shipping and maritime dispute, with particular emphasis in recent years on complex cases involving all of the main major casualties arising out of dangerous cargo incidents.

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Shipping & Commodities - UK
Star Individuals

Simon Rainey KC
Simon Rainey KC is a highly acclaimed silk active across the shipping and commodities spaces. His exceptional practice covers diverse matters including shipbuilding, piracy and explosion, dangerous cargo and charter party disputes. He is further noted for his excellence in superyacht disputes.


International Arbitration - The English Bar - Global: Multi-Jurisdictional
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Band 1

Simon Rainey KC
Simon Rainey KC is highly regarded for his expertise in handling high-profile arbitrations in connection with complex oil and gas, commodities and trade issues. He appears before a variety of arbitral institutions including the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, and acts in arbitrations seated in Hong Kong, London, Nigeria and Singapore. He is also frequently appointed as an arbitrator.


Dispute Resolution: Commercial - UK
1
Band 1

Simon Rainey KC

Recent work

Represented MVV Environment Devonport, one of the UK’s largest recycling operators, in a major GBP50 million dispute relating to product liability for recycled furnace waste which exploded during carriage by a leading German importer, NTO.


Energy & Natural Resources - UK
1
Band 1

Simon Rainey KC
Simon Rainey KC is a strong commercial silk with noted prowess in complex, high-profile oil and gas work. He is an expert in maritime and shipping issues, especially those concerning transportation and rig engineering. He frequently appears in the Commercial Court and Court of Appeal, as well as in arbitrations, and is highlighted by peers for his skilful advocacy.

Recent work

Represented Songa Offshore in a dispute with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering concerning allegations of fundamental design failures in three drilling rigs.


Dispute Resolution: Arbitration: The English Bar - Singapore
2
Band 2

Simon Rainey KC of Quadrant Chambers is a well-regarded arbitration lawyer, with experience as counsel under the rules of SIAC, HKIAC, UNCITRAL and the ICC. Market sources laud him as "an absolute star of a lawyer and so persuasive, commercial and creative."


International Arbitration - The Bar - Asia-Pacific Region
Spotlight Table

Simon Rainey KC of Quadrant Chambers stands out, in this region, for his work on large-scale disputes arising from the commodities, resources or shipping sectors, with recent experience of matters having Australian, Chinese, Indonesian, Malaysian and South Korean connections. Interviewees testify extensively to his "big presence in Asia," particularly where shipping-related arbitrations are concerned, one calling him "one of the leading practitioners who deserves every plaudit," while another says: "He's one of the handful of people whom everyone knows."

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Lionel Persey KC
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Band 4
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Dispute Resolution: Arbitration: The English Bar

Simon Rainey KC
2
Simon Rainey KC
2
Band 2

UK

Dispute Resolution: Commercial

Simon Rainey KC
1
Simon Rainey KC
1
Band 1
Paul Downes KC
2
Paul Downes KC
2
Band 2
Yash Kulkarni KC
4
Yash Kulkarni KC
4
Band 4
5
Andrew Guy Blackwood KC
5
Band 5
Robert-Jan Temmink KC
5
Robert-Jan Temmink KC
5
Band 5
Jeremy Richmond KC
Jeremy Richmond KC
New Silks
Energy & Natural Resources

Lionel Persey KC
1
Lionel Persey KC
1
Band 1
Simon Rainey KC
1
Simon Rainey KC
1
Band 1
Luke Parsons KC
3
Luke Parsons KC
3
Band 3
Chris Smith KC
4
Chris Smith KC
4
Band 4
Shipping & Commodities

Luke Parsons KC
Luke Parsons KC
Star Individuals
Simon Rainey KC
Simon Rainey KC
Star Individuals
John Russell KC
1
John Russell KC
1
Band 1
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