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Simon Cloke, Partner

Simon Cloke


Practice areas

  • Automotive
  • Commercial agreements
  • Commercial and IT
  • Data centers
  • Technology
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms
  • Telecoms

Practice notes

Brexit and the legal implications for businesses

Simon Cloke is a technology and communications lawyer in the commercial team and heads up Eversheds’ telecoms subsector. Simon provides a broad range of advice on the commercial aspects of both technology and communications transactions and projects. Simon has an in-depth knowledge of the broad range of technologies that are deployed and has advised on a wide range of technology and telecommunications projects including outsourcing, equipment, network and services agreements.

Matters on which Simon has acted include advising:

  • One of the bidders for the provision of communications services for the Government's Smart Metering Project which in total was worth £2.5 billion.
  • On a business process outsourcing of metering and billing functionality for a large energy provider worth £150 million.
  • On a ground satellite system procurement in conjunction with colleagues in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, worth £70 million.
  • The successful bidder for the provision of data centre services for the Ministry of Justice as part of its Future IT Sourcing Programme worth approximately £30 million.
  • Cisco Systems Inc. on the communications regulatory issues raised in its $5 billion acquisition of NDS Group Holdings Limited.
  • A number of communications organisations on the regulatory obligations associated with the international roll-out, acquisition and provision of communications products and services (including data network roll-outs, VoIP services and home automation security).

Prior to joining Eversheds Simon worked for Skype in both their California and London offices advising the Skype for Business team on the wide range of commercial and regulatory issues that impacted their range of business/enterprise products.

Simon has an LLM in Computer and Communications Law from Queen Mary University of London.


The impact of Brexit will not be the same for all businesses. Our Brexit lawyers are working with a number of clients to help them with Brexit planning. We are helping them take steps to put themselves in the best possible position. For some clients, we have analysed the implications of Brexit on their business based on the different potential models of Brexit. We would be happy to discuss the potential implications of Brexit for your business too.

Contact Simon for more information on how Brexit may affect your business.

View our Brexit hub for our full range of Brexit resources.

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