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Simon Crossley, Partner

Simon Crossley


Co-Head of Global Commercial, Co-Head Global Intellectual Property

Practice areas

  • Brexit
  • Commercial agreements
  • Commercial and IT
  • Health and life sciences
  • Intellectual property
  • Technology
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms
  • Transport

Practice notes

Simon is a partner in our IP and technology practice, with over 20 years' experience of advising on emerging international legal issues driven by technical, digital and scientific developments. This has involved advising on:

  • Open source software and open innovation
  • Establishing licence models for app stores
  • The use of technology in healthcare including the regulation of mhealth apps and related convergence issues – Simon has authored a paper on this topic for the Life Sciences section of PLC
  • The emergence of AI and associated IPR issues
  • Market data licensing in the financial services sector
  • Smart meter commercial and financing models in the UK gas/electricity sector

in addition to transactional matters such as IPR collaborations and outsourcing. He is pragmatic and business focussed and regularly advises on an international basis, acting as strategic coordinating counsel.

Simon worked in-house in a pharmaceutical business early in his career and his first degree was in chemistry/biochemistry.

He leads Eversheds Sutherland's Health and Life Sciences sector group and advises life sciences businesses on a range of IP, advertising, compliance, regulatory and commercial matters.


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.


Making memorable client connections - Our experienced international IT team

The Eversheds Sutherland handbook provides insight into the quality of our experience,geographical reach and breadth of our client relationships in terms of the full range of IT transactions.

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 Sutherland?

Intellectual Property, Our experience

Intellectual Property, Working with British Gas, a case study




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