Simmons appoints China chief

Simmons & Simmons managing partner Mark Dawkins has finally appointed a new China regional managing partner. Hong Kong head of financial services Paul Li was handed the post, which was left open by the departure of Huen Wong plus four other partners to launch the first local office of Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson. Dawkins said Li’sappointment marked a “restabilisation” of Simmons’ regional teams. The firm now has to fill the partner headcount depleted by the exodus to Fried Frank.