Partner

Corporate & Commercial

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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UK Contact

+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com
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Germany Contact

+49 30 220 131-000 centralservices@gunnercooke.de

Partner

Corporate & Commercial

Expertise

Simon is a driven, innovative and experienced corporate and commercial lawyer who thinks outside of the box, whilst being practical and commercially minded at all times to help achieve the client’s ultimate aim.

His direct, responsive and pro-active approach, coupled with heightened interpersonal and communication skills, enables him to instinctively push matters forward progressively and intuitively.

Simon has the ability to interpret and present complex and potentially difficult situations clearly, concisely and with a keen eye for detail in a setting of technical legal excellence.

He has an extensive professional network, business acumen and tactical nous, meaning he can make thing happen and add value to clients wherever the opportunity arises.

Simon builds very close, trusting and long standing relationships with his clients, who are located in the North West as well as nationally and internationally.

For corporate matters, Simon is regularly instructed in relation to work such as; mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity investments, group reorganisations and demergers, joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements, cross option agreements and option agreements, employee share schemes including EMI.

Simon is also frequently instructed on commercial matters such as; terms and conditions of business, franchise agreements, general commercial contracts, software agreements, IPR licenses and assignments and trademark registrations.

Simon Advises

  • Start-ups
  • SMEs
  • OMBs
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Directors and boards
  • UK subsidiaries
  • Investors + investee companies
  • HNWs and celebrities

Experience Highlights

  • Two year acquisition trail for UK subsidiary of European Group turning over in excess of $3.7 billion
  • Acting for an IOM investment company on various substantial investments made into UK companies
  • Sale of FJ Need Foods to Ornua acting for selling shareholders (undisclosed sum)
  • £13m BIMBO in travel industry acting for selling shareholders
  • £7.5m share sale of a holiday lettings agent acting for selling shareholders
  • £6m private equity deal in hospitality sector acting for the target companies
  • Multi million pound MBO of a large telecoms business
  • Multi million pound acquisition of a UK theme park
  • Advising a UK company on a loan facility and share option agreement over a UK subsidiary of an Italian parent
  • Commercial contract work for tech companies including fintech and proptech
  • Acting for a PLC in relation to software contracts with local authorities
  • Negotiating a software agreement with the UK government on behalf of a client.

Career History

Previous Law firms

  • Jolliffe & Co LLP
  • Brabners Chaffe Street LLP
  • Baker McKenzie LLP

Education

  • College of Law, Chester
  • The UAB, Barcelona
  • The University of Wales, Swansea

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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UK Contact

+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com
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Germany Contact

+49 30 220 131-000 centralservices@gunnercooke.de