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Simmons confirms hire of five-partner BLP team

Simmons & Simmons has confirmed that it has hired a five-partner finance team from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP). Simmons today announced that Richard Hughes, Simon Kildahl and former BLP managing partner Bob Jones will be joining John Hayward and Mark Waghorn, whose departures were revealed earlier this week (24 May 2011), at the firm. All […]

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