Simon J. McMenemy

Managing Partner || London

Simon is an experienced employment and data privacy law practitioner.  He was called to the Bar in 1995, and subsequently qualified as a solicitor while working in the employment and incentives team of a major global law firm.  He has advised on the employment aspects of many major international and multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions.  He also has a wide range of experience in advising companies on change management, particularly in relation to acquired rights, pensions and benefits. Simon advises on the increasingly complex issues arising on data privacy and data protection in the workplace and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.  He is a trusted advisor to many employers on all their people management issues and has particular expertise in investigations including those relating to potential business ethics violations. Simon is a trained mediator and is also a senior reservist officer in the military.

Learn more about Simon J. McMenemy
  • Defending company from claims following dismissals in multiple jurisdictions
  • Advising listed mining company on removal of managing director
  • Guiding a service provider through establishing a safe harbour agreement and global data privacy policy
  • Advising an employer on how to deal with investigation involving allegations of theft and a police investigation
  • Defending a company from a claim for sexual harassment against one of its directors
  • Acting for finance company director in an investigation involving Serious Fraud office into bribery offences
  • Project-managing closure of a not-for-profit organization’s defined benefit pension scheme
  • Defending a company in High Court litigation over post-termination covenants


  • LLB Law, King's College, University of London, 1993
  • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, 1995

Admittance to Practice

  • Republic of Ireland

Professional Activities

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional
  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member of the European Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Member of the Law Society of England & Wales
  • Member of the Honourable Society of Inner Temple


  • EELA - "The Future: What’s Next? Practical Recommendations for the Future" - Bratislava - June 23, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "Brexit Breakdown – A Look at the Labor and Employment Implications" - Phoenix - May 9 - 12, 2018
  • ABA 47th Spring Conference – International Section - "Surprise! Your Client is Subject to EU Data Protection Reforms and Potential 4% Global Fines" - New York - April 18 - 20, 2018
  • Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - "Emerging Issues on Borders, Compliance, Data, and Elections for European Operations" - Boca Raton - November 10, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Webinar - "The Countdown Begins: Complying with the EU General Data Protection Regulation" - June 22, 2017
  • 2017 Gulf Coast Symposium - "Transferring HR Data from the EU" - Houston - May 10, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "Workplace Strategies “TED Talks”: Embracing Diversity in Divisive Times" - San Diego - May 5, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Webinar - "Brexit: The Impact on Companies with Employees in Europe" - July 6, 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - "Doing Business in the European Union" - Phoenix - November 13, 2015
  • Ogletree Deakins Webinar - "Finding Safety After Safe Harbor: Best Practices for Multinational Employers" - October 12, 2015
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "Around the Globe With Independent Contractors and Contingent Workers—Issues and Challenges" - San Antonio - May 14, 2015
  • Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting 2014 - "Avoiding Common Mistakes in Global Human Resource Investigations" - New Orleans - October 31, 2014
  • Global Business Travel Association Responsible Travel Forum - "Employer's Duty of Care for Employee Traveling in Business" - Stockholm - October 3, 2014
  • Ogletree Deakins Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - "After the Acquisition: Integrating a Global Workforce" - Dana Point - September 20, 2014
  • ABA/ELA Transatlantic Conference - "Corporate Whistleblowing and Wrongdoing: What Employment Lawyers Need to Know" - London - October 2013
  • Chambers UK (2014-2015)
  • Legal 500 UK (2014)

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