Simmons promotes 18 to partner; most since 2004

Simmons promotes 18 to partner; most since 2004Simmons & Simmons has announced a bumper promotions round the day after releasing record financial results, with 18 new partners making the grade.

This represents a significant increase on last year, when 13 associates were made up.

The firm also revealed its confidence in its City practice by creating nine new partners in London compared to just three last year.

Outside the UK, Simmons promoted three associates at its Lisbon and Paris offices, and one each in Dusseldorf, Rotterdam and Doha, Qatar.

Senior partner David Dickinson said the announcement re-enforced the firm’s commitment to an international presence, adding: “We are committed to delivering high quality legal advice to our clients globally and these appointments reflect the growing depth of our international practice group.”

The firm’s corporate and financial markets groups enjoyed the most promotions, with five and seven new partners respectively. Last year the corporate department saw just three associates promoted.

This is also a better year for female associates. Five women won a place in the partnership this year, compared to just one last year.

The new partners are:

Andre Allee, international financial markets (financial services), London
Gonçalo Anastácio, international EU, competition and regulatory, Lisbon
Joel Bentsur, international financial markets (capital markets), London
Michael Bormann, international corporate, Düsseldorf
Natalie Boyd, international financial markets (capital markets), London
Samer Eido, international financial markets (banking), Doha
Marc Fredj, international corporate, Paris
Caroline Hunter-Yeats, international dispute resolution, London
Alexandra Maia de Loureiro, international financial markets, Lisbon
Samidha Malhotra, international financial markets (capital markets), London
Ian Meade, international financial markets (financial services), London
José Luis Moreira da Silva, international dispute resolution, Lisbon
Alexandre Regniault, international dispute resolution, Paris
Isabella Roberts, international corporate, London
Martin Shah, international corporate tax, London
Gideon Sharp, international corporate, London
Edouard Vitry, international real estate, Paris
Albert Wiggers, international corporate, Rotterdam