Simon Rendell , Partner, Technology and Telecoms

Simon Rendell , Partner, Technology and Telecoms, Fieldfisher

I am a Partner in the Technology and Telecoms team with over 25 years' experience in this sector and recognised as a leading lawyer in my field. I have sat on the Board as Chairman, non-exec director and/or UK legal director for over 10 companies including Vodafone.

My expertise lies primarily in the fields of intellectual property, finance, VC, licensing and supporting the international expansion of fast growing companies. I tend to act very much as part of the team for the clients I support with a hands on approach and an entrepreneurial attitude.

Whilst working with many large organisations in the tech, media and telecoms sector, I have also helped the expansion of over 500 SME's in the same space.

I was seconded to Vodafone as UK legal director tasked to support over 30 lawyers. I have assisted in the fundraising for over 40 SME companies and act as chairman for 8. I host a networking event called Internetworks and am a regular speaker in world of brand building.

Success Stories: 

Vodafone – appointed UK legal director
Yahoo – supported the expansion to over 50 territories
Facebook -  assisted in expansion to 25 territories
Wilcoms Ltd – Introduced wifi to the coast of the UK.
Verisign – joint venture with BT

I am keen on all sports but being Welsh, have a particular passion for rugby. I am also chairman of Liam Gallagher ('Oasis') fashion company called Pretty Green.