Podcast: David Bates & Simon Gleeson — Serving Clients’ Global Legal and Tax Needs

Kaitlyn ClarkeBusiness Elevated Podcast

Business Elevated Podcast (Season 6 Episode 15)

This podcast series features business and government leaders discussing what it’s like to live and work in the great state of Utah.

The Business Elevated podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.



In this episode, Pete Codella, managing director of business services at the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, talks with David Bates, partner at Taylor Wessing, and Simon Gleeson, partner at Blick Rothenberg.

The duo discusses their ties to Utah, professional endeavors, and Utah’s entrepreneurial opportunities. The conversation delves into their collaboration in professional services, focusing on international expansion. The two describe their complementary roles in providing legal and accounting services, simplifying the process for clients by offering a comprehensive approach. 

Bates and Gleeson discuss Utah’s business climate, attributing its success to talented people, a supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem, and proactive government support. They also discuss the advantages of starting international ventures in the U.K. due to the common language, legal systems, and ease of doing business, using it as a gateway to broader European markets.