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 has a vast array of clients, including technology and telecoms companies, regulators, and purchasers of IT, such as governmental departments and financial institutions. The team demonstrates wide-ranging expertise across telecoms M&A, SaaS and outsourcing issues, and regulatory matters, and is notably strong in contentious mandates; the practice also has strengths in new and emerging technologies, advising clients on cloud issues, robotics and AI. Toby Crick has transactional and regulatory expertise and supports clients in the financial services, energy, and health sectors. Myles Jelf leads the firm’s technology litigation practice with a particular focus on antitrust and IP disputes, as well as advising clients on telecoms patent strategies. Adrian Sim is recognised for his experience in major IT and outsourcing deals, while Anna Cook specialises in outsourcing disputes and counsels users and suppliers of IT systems on risk and contract management, confidentiality and licensing disputes. Health technology is a particular strength of Chris Holder, and dispute resolution specialist Angela Fouracre is also a name of note, acting for both customers and suppliers. Robert Graham is also reputable in IT disputes.

London > Industry focus > TMT

Contentious work is a core strength for the broad technology sector practice at Bristows LLP, with experience in disputes ranging from major FRAND cases to competition issues to media and data protection compliance work, which the firm handles for an impressive base of high-profile household names and multinational corporates. On the non-contentious side, strengths include corporate M&A and venture capital matters, commercial IP work, and strategic and project advice for clients across the technology, media, and telecoms sectors. The offering is anchored by experienced partner Mark Watts, who has particular experience in commercial IP and data protection work. Toby Crick is a key contact for telecoms clients, where Myles Jelf is also recommended for his litigation expertise. Adrian Sim is highly recommended for financial services implementation projects, and Pat Treacy for her experience in EU competition law.