Simon Jones is a partner in our Intellectual Property & Technology team.

Previously Leeds head of technology and global head of automotive at a global law firm, Simon has more than 27 years’ experience in advising clients on a wide range of IT and outsourcing projects, acting for suppliers and users of technology solutions in relation to numerous outsourcing projects, systems integration contracts, cloud computing, agile systems development, cybersecurity, data and e-commerce matters. In addition to the technology sector, Simon has a particular focus on the impact of technology on the automotive and advanced manufacturing sectors, particularly in relation to autonomous vehicles and additive and smart manufacturing.

Simon also has significant experience within the health, financial service and retail sectors, particularly in relation to omni-channel retailing, and has considerable expertise in the licensing of high-value brands, the establishment of new sporting events and negotiation of television rights, and a wide range of commercial matters relating to agency, distribution, logistics and supply matters.

Finally, Simon is a member of the IPT editorial board of Practical Law for Companies and is responsible for their outsourcing materials.

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  • Advising government departments in relation to IT outsourcing projects, including in relation to the UK’s largest ever government IT project.
  • Advising a leading international truck manufacturer on the implantation of a global IT outsourcing project.
  • Advising a leading provider of outsourced services in relation to the successful implementation of a wide range of technology and business process solutions.
  • Advising one of the world’s leading suppliers of cloud-based virtual reality services in relation to the development of its service model and the negotiation of multiple global service contracts with leading global brand holders and retailers.
  • Advising a leading retailer on the development of its omni-channel strategy.
  • Advising Tier 1 component suppliers on the supply of components to aerospace and auto manufacturers, including in relation to just in time and sequenced requirements.
  • Advising a global brand on the licensing of the brand across multiple business ventures.
  • Advising sporting bodies on the sale of television rights.


  • University College of Wales, B.Sc., (Econ.) Law and Economics


  • England and Wales, 1989


  • English
  • Recommended in Chambers UK 2018 for Information Technology, Midlands

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