Simon Pigden

Partner & National head of Commercial, Technology & Media

Gateley Legal

  • Birmingham
  • t: 0121 234 0153
  • m: 0772 193 9794


Simon heads up Gateley’s Business Services group and is also head of the Commerce, Technology & Media practice. He is a commercial lawyer in every sense, advising clients across a range of sectors. Simon advises on:

  • Commercial ventures
  • Outsourcing (of IT, logistics, facilities management and other business processes)
  • Procurement of goods and services
  • Licensing of rights
  • Supply chain management
  • Franchising
  • Sport
  • Hotels
  • Bribery Act compliance

How do you help clients?

I focus on businesses that need commercial agreements written to a very high standard whilst keeping negotiations within budget and on time. My experience stretches over 30 years, covering a range of business sectors and a mosaic of corporate clients.

I believe that good legal documents focus on the outcome. Although a lawyer's work is often completed when a contract is signed, this is just the start of the business which each agreement records. The capacity to look ahead and prepare for the future relationship is paramount and I strive to complete the negotiation of agreements so that my clients have a strong contractual platform from which to realise the return on investment driving their commercial goals and objectives.


  1. Advising West Ham United on the club’s relocation to the Olympic Stadium.
  2. Advising a leading utility company on various outsourcing projects.
  3. Advising Modec on its joint venture with Navistar.
  4. Advising HSBC Bank Plc on outsourcing projects.
  5. Advising a leading sportswear brand on logistics and warehousing contracts.

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