Simon Rendell is a partner at Osborne Clarke in their commercial practice specialising in advising digital business clients, and is head of the firm's London office.
He joined the firm in 1996 as a partner and in 2005 spent eight months working as UK Interim Legal Director at Vodafone.
has more than 25 years' experience advising digital business clients on all aspects of their operations, delivering corporate and commercial advice covering everything from legal strategies for business growth through to the exploitation of intellectual property.
Many of the clients he
acts for are based overseas, so a large proportion of his
work is cross-border.
Simon acts for businesses including Yahoo!
, Everything Everywhere
, Electronic Arts
, and works with Facebook
on its international growth, having advised on its expansion into 10 new jurisdictions in recent years.
Simon is also a recognised expert in the mobile payments arena.
Most recently Simon
advised on the establishment of the mobile payments JV between EE, Vodafone
Simon qualified as a lawyer in 1986 and has previously served as a non-executive director of three technology companies.
He is currently chairman of Pretty Green, a designer online clothing retailer, and is a former chairman of the IT Security Committee of the London Chamber of Commerce.
He has been on Osborne Clarke's Management Board and Partnership Council since 1997, and leads Osborne Clarke's London Charity Committee managing the firm's pro bono and corporate responsibility initiatives.
is particularly involved with the firm's support of Wooden Spoon, the British and Irish Rugby charity for mentally and physically disadvantaged children.