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Simmons & Simmons LLP

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Senior Partner: Colin Passmore
Managing Partner: Jeremy Hoyland
Languages: Arabic, Cantonese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Shanghainese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
The smartest business solutions come when the firm works together – international, but operating as one integrated team. Collaborative, agile and partner-led: that’s Simmons & Simmons. A law firm that challenges, creates new possibilities and offers opinion not just option. A law firm that acts as your business partner and works with you, not for you. The firm focuses on four highly regulated sectors (asset management and investment funds, financial institutions, healthcare and life sciences and technology, media and telecommunications) – using its specialist skills to understand your business, and the forces at play around it. All grounded in exceptional knowledge of the legal detail. This is how Simmons & Simmons consistently delivers smarter, more efficient ways to tackle clients’ most complex challenges.

International Offices
The firm also has offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Bristol, Brussels, Cambridge, Doha, Dubai, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Jeddah**, Lisbon*, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Riyadh**, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Singapore and Tokyo

*Sociedade Rebelo de Sousa in association with Simmons & Simmons
**Simmons & Simmons is in alliance with Hammad & Al-Mehdar

Main Areas of Practice:
Sector teams are drawn from the core practice areas of: corporate, dispute resolution, EU, competition and regulatory, employment, pensions, employee benefits, financial markets, infor mation, communications and technology, intellectual property, projects, real estate and tax.

Simmons & Simmons has one of the largest full-service dispute resolution practices of any firm headquartered in the City of London, covering financial markets litigation, contentious regulatory and risk, corporate crime, professional and prod uct liability, and international arbitration, as well as insurance, IP and employment disputes.

Recent awards include:
■Most Innovative Use of Technology - The Lawyer Awards
■Middle East TMT Team of the Year - Middle East Legal Awards
■Best Regulatory Practice - Hedge Fund Journal Awards
■The Times Top 50 Employers for Women
■Stonewall Top Global Employer
■Top Employer - Working Families

Legal Practices:
■Asset Management & Investment Funds: Colin Leaver
Banking: Mark Waghorn, Peter Manning
Capital Markets: Paul Browne, Simon Ovenden
Construction: David Risbridger
Corporate & Commercial: Mark Curtis
■Dispute Resolution: Hans-Hermann Aldenhoff
Employment: Julian Taylor
■EU, Competition & Regulatory: Charles Bankes
Financial Markets: Jonathan Hammond
Financial Services: Richard Perry
Financial Institutions: Charlotte Stalin
FinTech: Angus McLean
Healthcare & Life Sciences: Alexandre Regniault
■Information, Communications & Technology: Tom Wheadon
Intellectual Property: Michael Gavey
■Projects: Richard Dyton, Iain Duncan
■Real Estate: John Kelsey
■Tax: Darren Oswick
■TMT: Alexander Brown