Simmons promotes four to partnership

Simmons & Simmons has promoted four new associates to its partnership, representing a drop of almost 80 per cent on last year’s bumper crop.

In 2008 the firm promoted a total of 18 new partners to its ranks (7 May 2008).

Two of this year’s new partners are in the firm’s financial markets group, one is in corporate and one is in information, communications and technology (ICT). They are all men.

Only one of the group of four – ICT partner James Cotter – is based in the UK. Two are based in Italy and one in Paris.

Senior partner David Dickinson said: “Congratulations to each of the four individuals. These promotions come as testament to both their hard work and dedication and to the firm’s commitment to career development and ensuring that exceptional talent is recognised.”

Last year the firm made up nine new partners in London, three each in its Lisbon and Paris offices, and one each in Dusseldorf, Rotterdam and Doha. Five out of the eighteen were women and there was a broad spread across practice areas.

The new appointments for 2009 are:

James Cotter, international information, communications and technology, London

Marco Malipiero, international corporate, Padua

Ian Rogers, international financial markets, Paris

Vinicio Trombetti, international financial markets, Rome