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Gateley Plc

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Birmingham, Dubai, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester and 2 more

Simon Pigden

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Gateley Plc

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Commerce, technology and media.


Simon is the head of the commerce, technology and media practice and the business services group. A commercial lawyer in every sense, Simon advises clients across a range of sectors on heavyweight outsourcing projects, strategic ventures, business sensitive contracts and routes to market, including brand promotion and technology exploitation. Simon also advises on procurement. Simon’s many years working with major international brands as a trusted advisor enables him to bring the full weight of his commercial expertise to client’s businesses. Career highlights include advising West Ham United on the club’s relocation to the Olympic Stadium, HSBC Bank plc on outsourcing projects, Phoenix on outsourcing projects and a range of businesses across various sectors concerning Bribery Act compliance.


Qualified 1988; associate Eversheds; partner Pinsent Masons; partner Gateley 2008 to date.


Birmingham Law Society.


Tudor Grange; University of Nottingham (LLB Hons); all Law Society examinations passed.


Simon enjoys rugby and football and supports Birmingham City Football Club. He appreciates music and plays blues guitar. He is working on a book based on the assassination of JFK.

West Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

Within: Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

Gateley Plc provides ‘an exemplary level of overall service’ is ‘very efficient and timely in its communications – the advice clients receive is well-thought out and appropriate, explaining things in language clients can understand’. The firm handles a range of commercial contracts matters and management buy-outs space, alongside some expertise in AIM capital markets. Paul Cliff  and Tom Rush, a June 2017 partner promotion, advised Franchise Brands on its reverse takeover of Metro Rod, which necessitated a re-admission of the company on AIM. Elsewhere in capital markets, the two also advised Stockdale Securities as Nomad to the £16.9m AIM IPO of Verditek, which owns several cleantech businesses. Chris Reed  ‘works hard, keeping things rolling and most importantly getting the best deal for clients in the long term’ - his work includes significant buy-side MBO deals; Tom Durrant advised Inflexion Private Equity on the management buyout of PCMS Group, which provides point of sale software to retailers including Waitrose. Simon Gill advised Palatine Private Equity on an investment in TTC Group. Mike Ward advised My Policy Limited on the company’s sale in a management buy-out backed by Inflexion Private Equity. Simon Pigden is a key contact for outsourcing contracts, many of which concerning technology. Other clients include Gymshark. Kirstin Roberts has moved to Freeths LLP.

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