Simmons takes former Andersen litigator

Jacques-Antoine Robert bolsters Simmons’ Paris base

Simmons & Simmons has hired the former head of Andersen Legal’s Paris litigation and arbitration practice.
Jacques-Antoine Robert has joined Simmons Paris office as a partner and has brought a team of associates with him.
Robert has particular expertise in the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology sector, a key area for Simmons. He will work with partners Friedrich Niggemann and Antoine Juaristi in the litigation practice.
Robert is the second lateral to join the Paris office this month, following the arrival of finance partner Jeremy Arscott from Stephenson Harwood.