Simmons secures three senior associates

Simmons & Simmons continues to target senior associate lateral hires for its ambitious growth strategy with the appointment of three senior lawyers into its partnership.

Private equity partner Arthur Stewart joins the firm’s corporate group from Debevoise & Plimpton, where he was international counsel.

Head of international corporate at Simmons Damon Le Maitre-George told The Lawyer earlier this year (27 March) that he plans to increase his department by 50 per cent over the next three years.

Former Shearman & Sterling senior lawyer Adam Cooper has joined the firm’s international banking group. His practice is focused on projects and structured finance transactions.

The energy and infrastructure practice is expanding through the hire of Julian Nichol, formerly a senior associate at Clifford Chance.

As reported by The Lawyer (27 March), the firm is planning to make a number of senior associate hires to bolster its ranks, particularly in corporate.