In brief: Top telecomms lawyer for Simmons

City-based Simmons & Simmons has appointed telecomms expert Tim Schwarz to join its nine-strong telecomms team. Schwarz, formerly of Clifford Chance, will take up his appointment as partner in early 1996, after spending nine months in the legal department of the World Bank in Washington where he will work on various telecomms projects. Qualified in 1989, he has carved a name for himself in telecomms law and been involved in related work in Eastern Europe and India.