Simon is a Partner in the Commercial and Data Protection teams.

Experienced in commercial contracts, the exploitation and licensing of intellectual property rights, data protection requirements and legal issues around new technologies, Simon supports start-up businesses who require help in developing contracts with suppliers and customers, seeking out routes to market using conventional and online platforms, maximising the return on lucrative IP protected processes, procedures, designs and imagery and ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

Simon is particularly experienced in supporting tech companies focused on developing software and cloud-based products such as Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as Service (SaaS) programmes.

Working with high-growth businesses who need commercial input to support their expansion plans, whether through the root and branch review of contractual arrangements to ensure they remain fit for purpose, the negotiation of new domestic or international contractual agreements, the grant of franchise rights or the appointment of agents and distributors.

Clients include Eagle Eye, iVendi, Mobysoft, Godel Technologies and Recipharm. Simon works for clients in a broad range of sectors from retail and healthcare to engineering and digital technologies.

Recent examples of how Simon has supported clients include:

  • concluding deals on behalf of vehicle finance platform iVendi to provide users with direct access to motor finance deals offered by major lenders;
  • negotiating deals for digital loyalty platform Eagle Eye to work with various high street retailers; and
  • guiding social housing software specialists Mobysoft on day-to-day legal requirements, including revamping contractual documentation and advising on the changes needed to their policies, procedures, privacy notices and contractual documentation to ensure compliance with UK and EU data protection laws.