Simmons swap

Simmons & Simmons Hong Kong managing partner Stephen Schofield has been replaced by London corporate partner Ken Woffenden. Schofield, who headed the office for more than 10 years, has returned to the UK, but it is expected that he will remain involved in Hong Kong work. Woffenden said he had no immediate plans to alter the office structure, although he would monitor clients and the practice with a view to building on the firm's current presence.