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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
The Paris office of City firm Simmons & Simmons has expanded its corporate practice with the appointment of Jaques de Taisne, who joins as a partner from 1 May. De Taisne leaves De Pardeu Brocas Maffei & Associes, the French member of the Punder Group, where he was a partner. His specialist areas of corporate law are mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, project finance and cross-border transactions. He also practices banking law and litigation. De Taisne's appointment is part of Simmons' strategy to accumulate a breadth of local talent into its overseas offices. Harvey Chalmers, Simmons & Simmons managing partner in Paris, said: "Jaques' experience will help create a mature and solid corporate practice in Paris and add more strength to our international capability." De Taisne trained with Chicago company Continental Illinois and was also seconded to London.