Simmons hit with third partner departure

Simmons & Simmons has sustained another partner loss, as a highly rated corporate partner up sticks for Lovells.

Steven Bryan will join Lovells corporate team where he will be part of the firm’s energy and utilities team.

While at Simmons, Bryan was credited with developing the accelerated IPO structure used in the Northumbrian Water flotation for which the firm won M&A Team of the Year at this year’s Lawyer Awards.

Bryan’s departure today emerged just as Helen Newman and Christopher Woods, heads of Simmons London and New York IP group respectively, announced their exits for Kilpatrick Stockton.