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Simon Crossley

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Simon is a partner in our technology practice, with over ten years' experience of advising technology companies and institutions investing in or collaborating with technology companies. Simon's first degree was in chemistry/biochemistry, providing an ideal platform to provide effective advice to complex businesses.

Based in the Cambridge office, he specialises in transactions that involve the generation and exploitation of new technology and intellectual property rights including license agreements, R&D collaborations, joint ventures, co-promotions and other commercial arrangements.

Simon has particular expertise in and experience of the following industry sectors:

  • pharmaceuticals and biotechnology (including regulatory)
  • IT (including licensing, distribution, system procurement and integration, outsourcing, e-commerce and data protection)
  • semiconductors
  • mobile/wireless.

He also has extensive expertise of academic/commercial technology transfer arrangements, having acted for numerous start up companies spinning out of UK universities such as Cambridge, Imperial, Nottingham and others. He is a frequent speaker on this topic and has presented workshops at Praxis seminars (being the seminar training programme for academic institution technology transfer professionals).

Simon has worked in-house with technology companies as well as in private practice, most recently as EU counsel to a NASDAQ listed US software house. He played an instrumental role in the establishment of ERBI, the leading Cambridge biotechnology networking organisation acting as secretary for a number of years and is asked regularly by Cambridge University to mentor pre-start up technology entrepreneurs.


Simon is one of our specialist Brexit lawyers. Contact Simon Crossley for more information on the legal implications of Brexit on intellectual property View our Brexit hub for our full range of Brexit resources.

Privacy and information law in the UK - What to expect if the UK leaves the EU

This document looks at the impact on privacy and information laws in the UK if a Brexit was to happen.


Simon has recently contributed to new intellectual property law videos on how our intellectual property legal team can help you.
View the videos below

Intellectual Property How can we help you?

Intellectual Property, Why work with Eversheds?

Intellectual Property, Our experience

Intellectual Property, Working with British Gas, a case study



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This document looks at the impact on privacy and information laws in the UK if a Brexit was to happen.

East Anglia: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

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Simon Crossley - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: IT and telecoms

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP draws on an experienced team of corporate, IT and IP lawyers to handle complex projects for both national businesses, including financial institutions, and high-growth companies based in the technology hub of Cambridge. Transactional technology lawyer and practice head Simon Crossley is the key contact. He is global head of life sciences and a recognised expert in regulatory matters and IT commercialisation projects. His recent highlights included acting for National Grid in the development of its nationwide smart meter business. Partner Liz Fitzsimons is recommended for matters involving privacy and information laws, on which she frequently advises private and public sector clients. Her recent work includes handling data protection, GDPR, e-privacy and freedom matters. IP specialist Adrian Toutoungi also plays a key role in the practice.

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Intellectual property

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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP  in Cambridge has ‘a team that is modest in size but works well with client and counsel, and is as good as any and better than most; it provides good, prompt and thorough advice‘. The firm’s ‘knowledge seems to be top-drawer, especially at the partner level', remarks one client. The firm has six IP partners in its national team, of which two are based in Cambridge. Partner and solicitor advocate Adrian Toutoungi is the key contact and his clients report ‘excellent service and knowledge of the law; he is very responsive'. He recently assisted the UK Intellectual Property Office with the enforcement of a judgment against a defendant in Sweden, following a high-profile victory at trial in proceedings for trade mark infringement and passing off. Co-head of the firm’s global intellectual property practice Simon Crossley, who is also head of healthcare and life sciences, is also recommended for IP work. He recently advised a financial institution on market data licensing arrangements. The firm counts Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Holland & Barrett International Limited, China National Nuclear Corporation and Cell Therapy Catapult among its clients.

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