Simon is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Technology + Digital group.
His practice includes advising on all aspects of commercial transactions and strategic technology acquisition, specialising in technology intensive and complex supply and services arrangements.
Simon’s experience includes advising senior management on the adoption of emerging technology and digital platforms, including blockchain, robotics/automation, new payment systems and other FinTech. He is an expert on the outsourcing of key business operations and the commercialisation of business assets, including data.
He also has experience developing novel multi-party sourcing models and negotiation of large scale “bet the farm” technology deals.
Simon has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Information Systems) from the University of New South Wales.
Awards and Recognition
Ranked in Band #4 in TMT: Information Technology
Recognised as a Next Generation Partner (IT and telecoms)
Finalist - Technology Partner of the Year and New Partner of the Year
Recognised in Information Technology Law, Privacy and Data Security Law and Telecommunications Law
“Simon Burns is very knowledgeable of the market and industry, highly responsive, calm and professional.”
"He's really pragmatic and commercial in his advice," comments one client; "he proactively manages that advice so that it's something a business can actually digest and he gives advice in a way that non-lawyers understand."
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