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Simon Hayes

Senior Counsel

New York

Hayes Simon
Simon Hayes

Senior Counsel

New York

Simon is a Senior Counsel in our Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Group in New York. For over ten years Simon has advised a range of institutions, including sponsors, lenders, governments and contractors, on a variety of infrastructure and energy transactions.

His sector expertise includes road and rail, ports and airports, conventional energy, renewable energy, mining and resources and oil and gas. He is experienced in the full suite of project documents, including their interaction with finance and corporate documents, and specializes in construction arrangements. He has practiced in London, Australia and the United States.

In 2010 Simon was on a six month secondment with BP as part of the project team undertaking the outsourcing of BP’s global data services, which involved a tender process eventually won by HP Enterprise Services, who entered into the five year, US$400m Global Hosting Services Agreement. 

In 2012 he also was on a four month secondment with BP providing legal advice to their procurement team on various projects and tenders.

News & insights

Solar panels

Publications: 22 MAY 2020

Renewable energy projects: The global rise of Proxy Revenue Swaps

The transition to a low-carbon economy is a key focus globally, for both Governments and the private sector, with most investors and investment banks now incorporating sustainability and climate…

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Allen & Overy announces new global Banking and Corporate practice leaders

News: 21 MAY 2020

A&O advises Nigeria LNG on first-of-a-kind USD3 billion corporate financing

Allen & Overy has advised Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG), a joint venture owned by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Shell, Total and Eni, on a first-of-a-kind USD3 billion corporate…

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Publications: 13 MAY 2020

LNG market outlook and Covid-19 coronavirus

The onset of an oil price war has already led to a significant drop in the oil price and is expected to lead to further volatility in the oil price in the short to medium term. The combination of the…

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News: 01 MAY 2020

Allen & Overy advises Flight Centre Travel Group on AUD200 million of bilateral facilities

Allen & Overy has advised Flight Centre Travel Group Limited (Flight Centre), Australia’s largest travel agent, in respect of an additional AUD200 million of bilateral facilities, with the loan…

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Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2020

Foreign Legal Consultant, State of Texas, 2019

Admitted as a solicitor, England and Wales, 2010


Law LLB (Honours), Queen Mary College, University of London, 2006