In brief: Simmons sets up base in Shanghai

Simmons & Simmons last week opened its Shanghai office, two months after the Chinese Ministry of Justice named it as the only UK practice to receive approval for the latest batch of licences. The new office, led by managing partner Wong Kwai Huen, boosts the firm's international network to eight practices. “Over the last few years the firm has built up a strong practice relating to all aspects of trade and investment in the People's Republic of China,” says Wong.