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Addleshaw Goddard

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12004 LEEDS

Simon Lofthouse

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Addleshaw Goddard

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Partner working in the Technology and Outsourcing team.  He has significant in-house experience from four secondments: with a multi-national FTSE 100 manufacture, a major financial institution, a multi-national insurance company and Aegon.


Addleshaw Goddard qualified 2008, Addleshaw Goddard Managing Associate 2012, Addleshaw Goddard partner 2016 to date


Society for Computers & Law


Ermysted's Grammar School
Durham University, University College
Durham Business School
College of Law


Rugby, mountain biking, visiting castles

London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Addleshaw Goddard, whose national commercial team is led by Jonathan Davey, is 'always a strong contender for complex, high-value contracts'. Fiona Ghosh, who heads up the firm's fintech group, is experienced in assisting financial institutions with bringing payment services (such as ApplePay and Android Pay) to market, and is also knowledgeable about strategic alliances and joint ventures. Other areas of strength of the firm include procurement, business process outsourcing (BPO) and technology transfer. Davey, legal director Rob Thompson, and managing associates Michael Rainey and Philip Dupres, are acting for Danish government subsidiary Femern A/S in the procurement of a €5bn civil engineering project involving a 19km undersea road and rail tunnel between Denmark and Germany. Simon Lofthouse advised William Jackson Food Group on an agreement with NATS to ensure that a turbine was recognisable on air traffic radar systems. Damon Rosamond-Lanzetta led a team, which assisted Cyprus Cooperative Bank (CCB) with a joint venture with Altamira Asset Management over the servicing of CCB's non-performing loan book. The firm expanded its UK-wide presence following its merger with Scottish firm HBJ Gateley in 2017; Ross McKenzie in Aberdeen (a recent addition from Burness Paull LLP) and Edinburgh-based Helena Brown are key figures.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: Next generation lawyers

Simon Lofthouse - Addleshaw Goddard

Within: IT and telecoms

Addleshaw Goddard ‘gains the trust of its clients instantly’ thanks to ‘a professional and highly pragmatic team of experts in the field’ who have ‘an excellent ability to wade through negotiations and achieve the best possible outcome in the toughest of circumstances’. Team head Michael Lowry focuses on significant IT procurements, outsourcings, data centre and cloud issues, and software arrangements. Other key individuals include consultant Ian Sampson, who is ‘a pleasure to deal with’, litigator Bill Gilliam and Simon Lofthouse, who advises clients in the financial services, industrials, retail, health and digital sectors. Recent highlights include advising Blue Octopus Recruitment on its restructuring and updating its standard terms and conditions and defending Diageo in a software licensing case against SAP alleging unauthorised use of its software by Diageo’s customers and sales representatives. Other clients include Associated British Foods, Primark, SSE, Arriva and Microsoft. Ryan Gracey joined Gordons LLP.

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