Adrian Sim > Bristows LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Bristows LLP

Living Wage

Work Department

Technology transactions, Outsourcing, Digital and e-Commerce


Adrian is an information technology specialist who has market-leading experience advising clients on technology, e-commerce and digital transformation transactions.

Adrian’s practice spans a range of sectors including technology, financial services, life sciences and government. He regularly leads and negotiates high profile IT procurement, outsourcing, cloud and complex systems development and integration projects on both the customer and supplier side, and also advises emerging companies on the contracting arrangements and protecting and exploiting IP.

Having spent considerable time seconded to various clients such as a global IT services provider, a telecommunications company and an international digital services organisation, Adrian always delivers practical and business-focussed solutions to deliver technology projects in the most effective and efficient way.

Recent projects Adrian has led include:

  • A digital transformation project in the financial services sector including the complex multi-vendor integration and implementation of a new customer system and PSD 2 platform.
  • Advising a public sector, genomic medicine body on its commercialising strategy and implementation of world-leading sequencing, data and technology arrangements.
  • The transformation of a global life sciences company’s IT, network and online systems, including a multi-million pound IT outsourcing transaction.
  • A multi-jurisdictional business process outsourcing for a leading technology company delivering a business separation and F&A outsourcing in the FMCG sector.
  • Advising a IT, outsourcing and consultancy multinational on structuring and launching new software and IT-solutions.
  • Preparing an e-vehicle charging station supplier on its launch of its products and SaaS technology solutions in the UK.
  • Advising a Premier League football club on its technology arrangements across its business operations from content and digital media management platforms to payment processing systems.


Qualified 2002 (Victoria, Australia)
Qualified 2014 (England and Wales)
Partner 2014


Society for Computers and the Law
Tech UK


LLB (Hons), University of Melbourne, and Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne.


Skiing, tennis and cooking.

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

(Leading individuals: IT)

Adrian SimBristows LLP

Bristows LLP’s IT and telecoms practice offers a broad range of technology services, including M&A, outsourcing, contracts, network outsourcing deals, commercial disputes and patents. The practice undertakes regulatory enforcement work for Ofcom, in addition to acting for other fibre providers and alt-net players. Toby Crick, who works on outsourcing projects for clients in the energy, health and financial services sectors, jointly leads the team alongside patent litigation expert Myles Jelf. Anna Cook specialises in high-end IT litigation, while Adrian Sim advises on outsourcing transactions. Angela Fouracre acts on both the supplier and customer side of IT disputes, and Chris Holder is noted for his expertise in the healthcare industry.

London > Industry focus > TMT

Bristows LLP assists clients on tech-related legal issues, advisory, contentious and transactional matters. The team is well-versed in IT law and outsourcing projects, acting for clients undertaking ITO and BPO transactions. Mark Watts heads the practice and advises companies on a range of data protection issues while Toby Crick has expertise in outsourcing transactions. Myles Jelf is involved in telecoms and tech litigation, and Adrian Sim has niche expertise in the area of major financial services implementation projects.