Firm / Organisation

Simmons & Simmons LLP

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Managing Partner: Paul Li
Languages: Cantonese, Dutch, English, 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.
Operating in Asia for more than 40 years – the firm has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo, and its lawyers practice Hong Kong, Singapore, English and US law. The Beijing office includes a specialist trade mark practice, Simmons & Simmons (Beijing) Intellectual Property Agency Company Limited. The firm’s work in Singapore is delivered through a Joint Law Venture, Simmons & Simmons JWS, providing clients a seamless service offering of both international and Singapore law advice.

International Offices
Amsterdam, Bristol, Brussels, Cambridge, Doha, Dubai, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Jeddah**, Lisbon*, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris and Riyadh**

*Sociedad Rebelo de Sousa in association with Simmons & Simmons

**Simmons & Simmons in alliance with Hammad & Al-Mehdar

Main Areas of Practice:
Sector-focused teams are drawn from the core practice areas of corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, employment and financial markets.

The corporate and commercial team advises on significant domestic and cross border M&A transactions, equity capital markets offerings, private equity transactions and other general corporate and commercial matters, including information, commercial and technology.

The firm also advises on the full range of litigation, arbitration and other dispute resolution services including a highly-regarded specialist, contentious regulatory, fraud and investigations practice.

The employment practice advises on all aspects of employment law including employment documentation, executive terminations, litigation support and advisory work, employment aspects of corporate acquisitions and disposals, multijurisdictional harmonisation of employment procedures and documentation, outsourcing, and investigations including anti-bribery and corruption. It continues to be the first-choice counsel for top clients on their most complex, multijurisdictional and strategic employment matters. The strong financial markets team provides the full range of products and services including hedge funds, ETFs, private equity funds, RQFII funds, authorised funds, other retail funds, debt capital market instruments, as well as general banking and finance products and services.

Practice Area Contacts:
Corporate: Ian Wood
Commercial: Ian Wood
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration: Marc Thorley
Employment: Fiona Loughrey
Financial Markets: Rolfe Hayden
Information, Communications & Technology: Jingyuan Shi
TMT: Jingyuan Shi
FinTech: Ian Wood
Intellectual Property: George Chan