Senior Partner: Colin Passmore
Managing Partner: Jeremy Hoyland
Languages: Arabic, Cantonese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, 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 around 280 partners and 1,500 staff, of which half are based outside the UK.
It has a long-standing focus on the asset management and investment funds, healthcare and life sciences, financial institutions and TMT sectors. 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 a strong culture of corporate responsibility which governs how it operates, interacts with clients and employees, and participates in local communities. The firm also supports the UN Standards of Conduct for Business on tackling discrimination against LGBTI people.
The firm also has offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Bristol, Brussels, Doha, Dubai, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Jeddah**, Lisbon*, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Riyadh**, Shanghai and Singapore
*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, information, communications and technology, intellectual property, projects, real estate and tax.
The firm advises on the regulatory, enforcement and litigation requirements arising from changing market conditions, and is known for its work on landmark financial litigation matters and appeals.
Its market-leading investigations group has substantial experience in handling legal, regulatory and strategic issues to which sensitive, cross-border investigations can give rise.
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 product 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
■ 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