Overview

Simon is an acknowledged expert on all aspects of outsourcing and commercial contracts, regularly advising on a domestic and international basis.

Simon joined us in 2007 as a partner, based in London. Simon is joint head of our International Commercial Group.

He has an extremely diverse client base that ranges from clients who design and build racing car engines and armoured fighting vehicles, through international investment banks to NHS Foundation Trust Hospitals.  The unifying factor is the application of practical commercial law and experience to complex business relationships and transactions.

Simon is an acknowledged expert in outsourcing and has over many years engaged and advised on all aspects of outsourcing on a domestic, near shore and far shore basis.  Simon has for a long time held a reputation for his experience in complex IT transaction and IT procurement, much of his IT experience involves the Financial Services Sector.  He started his legal career as a litigator and was involved in an extremely varied range of commercial disputes, often with an IT flavour.  The combination of contentious and non-contentious experience gives him significant versatility and the ability to bring valuable perspective to both the strategic and negotiating tables.

Simon is also very experienced in helping clients in their compliance programmes. In particular he assists with the design and implementation of measures to address, amongst others, the United Kingdom Bribery Act, the Modern Slavery Act and the forthcoming Cyber Security Act.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. Simon Shooter is highly experienced in all areas of commercial contracts

    Chambers UK 2018
  2. "Simon Shooter regularly handles an array of complex commercial matters for clients across the life sciences, manufacturing and financial services spaces. He also enjoys a good reputation for his skill in transactions involving cross-border elements."

    Chambers UK 2017
  3. “Simon Shooter specialises in the negotiation of complex IT transactions and IT procurement, often with an international element.”

    Chambers and Partners UK 2011