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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.
- 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
Norton Rose Fulbright advises the lenders under an award-winning ECA-backed financing on the delivery of the world’s largest cruise vessel
February 01, 2022
Norton Rose Fulbright advises J.P. Morgan on €214 million financing for the purchase of two polar class expedition cruise ships by GTLK Europe
December 07, 2021
July 08, 2021