Simon Bellas is a construction claims and disputes authority. His practice is focused on large-scale energy projects and related infrastructure, and he has particular experience in offshore contracts. Simon acts for both owners and a range of major contractors across industry sectors, including oil and gas, mining, and infrastructure construction projects and disputes. He has managed several large-scale arbitrations and litigation throughout the Asia-Pacific region.In addition to formal disputes, Simon is often engaged as project counsel before disputes arise with the aim of avoiding or minimizing claims and disputes. In this role, he also has been involved in mediations and expert determinations and has successfully prosecuted and defended many adjudication claims. With more than 10 years experience in LNG, he 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.