News Asia Pacific Europe Business Leadership Law firms Germany Simmons puts China and Germany growth ahead of US merger By The Lawyer 10 January 2011 00:00 17 December 2015 15:35 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 10 January 2011 at 09:19 “We’ve focused on bringing in quality and that’s paid huge dividends…” Really? In the last few weeks, 3 prominent corporate partners have jumped ship!!! One of them has left with no future plans in place. So really, seems like talent is being lost, impacting the Simmons’ brand and reputation. This further makes the firm unattractive for a merger, hence its reprioritisation to leave mergers on the back burner. Things are definitely not looking good for Simmons who have been in the headlines now for all the wrong reasons…lost talent, failed merger talks, declining billings…after this, could be more bad news or more of the same bad news… Reply Link Anonymous 10 January 2011 at 11:47 Why does it need to focus on one or the other? Simmons is increasingly sub-scale and needs a merger. This would also provide increased resources for expansion in emerging markets. Reply Link simon 10 January 2011 at 13:59 After large partners departures from China, Germany and Italy; it is time for the London headquarters to see exodus of key partners. What a future US merger candidate will find in the wedding basket ? Reply Link Anonymous 13 January 2011 at 18:02 The above comments are ill-informed. Are you in a position to know whether those three corporate departures are regretted losses? Reply Link Anonymous 14 January 2011 at 14:33 To the writer on 13-Jan-2011 6:02 pm: Are those three above you in a position to know whether those three corporate departures are regretted losses? Maybe not however, that’s not worth the paper it’s written on!!! The industry seems to think very much that the losses are regretted and perception plays a powerful ingredient into the final recipe called “BILLINGS” something that Simmons desperately needs. In fact, perception is what drives a market’s performance, let alone a firm’s performance. Reply Link Anonymous 15 January 2011 at 17:02 And in reply………………..you are insufficiently well-informed about the strategy for the firm to make that comment. Sorry. Reply Link Anonymous 19 January 2011 at 10:33 What now for Simmons China Strategy. They were not given a licence to open in Beijing last year. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.