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Simon Hartley is a banking lawyer based in London, specialising in asset finance and shipping finance. He is also global co-head of the shipping group.
Simon has experience of a broad range of international transactions in the shipping finance area and represents shipping companies, banks, lessors and other financial institutions in connection with all types of ship lending and leasing and shipping finance related arrangements. He has particular expertise in the cruise sector.
Simon is a member of The Law Society and The Baltic Exchange.
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- Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales
Simon is ranked band one in shipping finance for Chambers UK and Global directories and a leading individual for asset finance and leasing in the Legal 500 directory; a selection of recent client commentaries follow:
"He not only has excellent knowledge of the law, he's also a very diligent practitioner. He's commercial, he doesn't just find problems, he finds solutions. I always welcome his name on the other side." Chambers Global
"Simon Hartley is widely known for his extensive asset finance practice … He earns particular praise for his 'fairness, calmness and pragmatism'." Legal 500 UK
"Leading individual - The 'highly regarded' Simon Hartley handles work for a broad range of lenders and borrowers in ship finance transactions. Hartley has been particularly active in the cruise ship sector and recently acted for Italian export credit agency SACE and UniCredit, as agent, on ECA term loan facilities to finance three Virgin Voyages cruise vessels." Chambers UK
Cross-border team advises Société Générale on export credit financing and delivery of cruise vessel “MSC World Europa”
October 26, 2022
Lenders, led by Citi, advised on delivery of world’s largest cruise vessel
February 01, 2022
J.P. Morgan advised on €214m financing for purchase of two polar class expedition cruise ships by GTLK Europe
December 07, 2021
Shipping JOLCOs and environmental regulations: How the market is set to change
Publication | April 18, 2023
London International Shipping Week
Publication | September 13, 2021
Future of transport
Publication | February 04, 2021