Simon Pigden

Partner & Head of Intellectual Property, Commerce & Technology

Gateley Legal

Expertise

Simon heads up Gateley’s Intellectual Property, Commerce & Technology 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.

Experience

  1. Advising a leading utility company on various outsourcing projects. 
  2. Advising a leading sportswear brand on logistics and warehousing contracts.
  3. Advising a customs clearance specialist company on its involvement in the GB/ NI border.
  4. Advising a leading retail brand on Brexit-related supply chain issues.
  5. Advising West Ham United and other football clubs as to branding, protection of IP, sponsorship and media contracts.