Simon is a commercial lawyer in Osborne Clarkes’ London Office and advises clients on a wide range of commercial, outsourcing and IT/technology matters.

He has experience of advising a range of clients from start-ups to FTSE 100 and AIM listed clients on varied issues, from strategic outsourcings and managed services to day to day commercial contracts. Simon also advises on data protection, software and technology licensing and the supply and distribution of goods and services and manufacturing arrangements.

Since joining OC, Simon has spent time on secondment to the Technology Contracting Team at KPMG LLP and the Enterprise Legal Team at Vodafone Global Enterprise Limited. Whist at his previous firm, Simon was also seconded to the renewable energy division of E.ON in Germany and to a global fashion retailor and a government agency.

Simon joined Osborne Clarke in July 2015, having trained and qualified (in March 2012) at Stephenson Harwood LLP.

Work

'Big Four' accountancy firm

Advised on a number of systems implementation agreements, including for a Microsoft Azure ERP implementation and systems integration services for Oracle ERP platforms.

A 'Big Four' accountancy firm

Advised on audit independence issues and terminating service and consultancy arrangements on audit rotations.

An insurance company

Drafting and negotiating IT managed service agreements for a leading provider of insurance and financial and consumer support services.

A cloud-based communications provider

Assisting with its RFP response and contract negotiations relating to a global framework agreement for a communications integration platform.

Professional services firm

Negotiating an agreement for the procurement of AI (Artificially Intelligent) technology systems.

Leading housebuilding and construction group

Drafting and negotiating a complex long term managed services agreement for IT support services.

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