Simon Bellas is an international disputes authority whose practice is focused on large-scale construction projects, especially in the energy and resources and infrastructure sectors. He has particular experience working with owners and with overseas EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractors. Simon is a highly ranked arbitration and construction lawyer and has managed some of the largest international arbitrations and litigation in the Asia-Pacific region.

In addition to large-scale transnational disputes, Simon is regularly engaged during project execution as "project counsel" with a mandate of avoiding and minimizing claims and disputes. With more than 15 years experience, notably in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and mining, Simon is a leading industry professional and has an in-depth working knowledge of many of the technical engineering and commercial issues that underpin projects and the claims that commonly arise from them.

Simon has significant experience with extension of time, variation, and delay and disruption claims as well as advising on contract termination issues. His practice is distinctively international having been based in several continents, including Australia, Asia, and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and regularly working on international arbitrations. Simon previously worked in-house for a global offshore LNG contractor in Singapore.

Simon is a member of Jones Day's arbitration team recognized by Global Arbitration Review as a leading international arbitration law firm in the GAR 30 (2020 edition).


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