Burges Salmon LLP

Simon Coppen

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Simon has advised rail industry members on the full range of legal issues concerning the strategy, operation and development of the industry since privatisation in 1994. He is a leading rail industry adviser with recognised expertise in policy, structural, regulatory and operational matters including access, licensing, European and UK regulation and franchising. He regularly advises on commercial contracts, procurement, rail disputes and competition issues.


Trained Allen & Overy; qualified 1987; Allen & Overy 1985-89; joined Burges Salmon 1989; partner 1993.

Professional Memberships

Law Society.


Attended Kings School, Rochester; Brasenose College, Oxford (1984 MA Law).