Simon qualified as a Lawyer (England & Wales) in September 1991, and has had 25 years plus experience in corporate and commercial law, including 7 years at leading law firm Allen & Overy (including 2 years in their Singapore office), 7 years at Nortel Networks, (including as their UK General Counsel) and 13 years at Yahoo (including as UK General Counsel and then has General Counsel of Europe, Middle East and Africa).
Managing teams, sitting on Business leadership committees, working on multiple corporate, sales and compliance issues, managing litigation, leading M&A deals and competition law clearances, and with an overall varied exposure to all types of business, commercial and board issues.
Simon has extensive experience of tech law and data protection issues, including dealing with data breach and cyber legal issues, and GDPR readiness assessments. He regularly deals with Regulators as well as handling Mergers &Acquisitions, litigation and anti-trust matters.
Simon was awarded 2014 Legal 500 UK in-house team of the year in technology and winner of 2015 IAIR Award General Counsel of the Year, Internet and Media EMEA. Simon also ran a successful European Court of Justice case involving database and copyright and infringement claims.