Simon Goldberg

Senior Partner
Joint Head of Department

+44 20 3206 2720
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Simon is Senior Partner at SMB and joint head of both the Media and Corporate, Commercial & Finance teams. He is a commercial media lawyer with specialist experience in publishing, film and television finance, production and distribution as well as in media-related corporate transactions.

Simon is highly skilled in complex media, and publishing and commercial agreements and is known for his established industry experience of working with some of the UK’s leading publishers on all of their print and on-line publications and their expansion and growth internationally.

Simon is regularly ranked in Chambers and the Legal 500 and is described as “‘practical, unflappable and gives very good counsel,’ according to delighted clients”. Simon is a trustee of the Death Penalty Project and also lectures at the University of Warwick on media law.


“Simon is great – very responsive and quick with turnaround. Above all, he is very commercial so he understands situations from my point of view.” Chambers and Partners, 2020

“is drafting is very clear and it’s good having a lawyer who gets the crossover between film, TV and publishing.” Chambers and Partners, 2020

“He has a great sense of humour and is assertive in taking your side.” Chambers and Partners, 2019

“Simon Goldberg is personable and very experienced in the media world.” Chambers and Partners, 2018

“Superstar.” Legal 500, 2021

“‘First-rate’ and ‘calm, sensible.’” Legal 500, 2018

  • “He takes a personal interest in his clients’ businesses and well-being.”

    Chambers and Partners, 2024
  • “It’s refreshing to work with someone whose first priority is to get the deal done and who has the ability to propose solutions that are fair for all sides.” 



    Chambers and Partners, 2024
  • “Incredibly responsive and very practical in his advice.”

    Chambers and Partners, 2022
  • “Simon Goldberg is experienced, intelligent and very commercial. He also has very good personal skills and is attentive.”


    Chambers and Partners, 2022
  • “Simon Goldberg goes above and beyond on every front.”

    Chambers and Partners, 2023
  • “I would definitely list Simon Goldberg and Razwana Akram, representing exceptional knowledge in the film industry and film finance.”

    Legal 500, 2022
  • “Simon Goldberg – experienced core team member who gets results.”

    Legal 500, 2023