Managing Partner: Paul Li
Number of Asia partners: 32
Number of Asia lawyers: 57
Languages: Cantonese, Dutch, English, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Shanghainese, Spanish
Simmons & Simmons is an international law firm with 22 offices across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Firmwide, it has over 280 partners and 1,500 staff.
Simmons & Simmons has a longstanding focus on the following sectors:
■ Asset Management & Investment Funds
■ Financial Institutions
■ Healthcare & Life Sciences
The firm also advises a wide range of clients across the fintech industry, including several FinTech 50 businesses, banks and asset managers.
The firm has had a presence in Asia for over 35 years, and is recognised as one of the leading international full service law firms in the region. Simmons & Simmons has offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore and its lawyers practise Hong Kong, Singapore, English and US law. The China office also includes a specialist trade mark practice, Simmons & Simmons (Beijing) Intellectual Property Agency Company Limited. The firm’s work in Singapore is now delivered through a Joint Law Venture, Simmons & Simmons JWS, providing clients a seamless service offering of both international and Singapore law advice.
Amsterdam, Bristol, Brussels, 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 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 competition law, commercial licensing, outsourcing and facilities management.
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, multi-jurisdictional 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, multi-jurisdictional 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