Simmons & Simmons has appointed Italy chief Marco Franzini to the strategic board, replacing Pedro Rebelo de Sousa, who is spinning off the firm’s Portuguese operations.
Simmons & Simmons Rebelo de Sousa will separate from the partnership but will continue to work in alliance with the UK firm. Corporate partner Franzini joined the Milan office of Simmons in 1998. He is also head of Italy and head of the international private equity practice.
The 11-member strategic board is led by senior partner David Dickinson and features partners from China, Paris, Italy and London.