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    Simmons poaches KWM German IP team

    November 21, 2016 As King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) continues to see exits in the wake of its European woes, Simmons & Simmons has announced that KWM IP partner Michael Knospe has joined the firm. He will be based out of Simmons’ Munich…

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    BLP resumes salary reviews

    November 11, 2016 Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is the latest firm to resume regularly scheduled salary reviews after this year’s Brexit vote, when many firms halted salary reviews and implemented pay freezes. BLP initially froze pay in…

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    Simmons picks up two White & Case partners in Italy

    October 11, 2016 A year after closing its Rome office, Simmons & Simmons has hired two White & Case partners to work in its Milan base. The hires include Paola Leocani and Nicholas Lasagna, who both worked as capital markets partners at…

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    Allen & Overy hires two IP partners from Simmons

    September 24, 2016 Allen & Overy (A&O) has hired two partners from Simmons & Simmons amid the firm’s strategic IP expansion plan. Mark Heaney and David Stone will be A&O’s third and fourth recent partner hires from Simmons &…

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    Ashurst Brussels head joins Simmons & Simmons

    September 23, 2016 Carl Meyntjens, managing partner of Ashurst’s Brussels office, has left the firm for a new position at Simmons & Simmons. His departure is the latest in a run of office head exits at Ashurst, which also lost office…

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    Simmons & Simmons retains 50% of qualifiers

    September 10, 2016 Simmons & Simmons has reported 50 per cent retention of qualifying trainees this autumn, demonstrating inconsistent retention at the firm during recent rounds. The firm saw 17 of 24 trainees apply for newly-qualified…

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    Hogan Lovells considers Shanghai association

    August 30, 2016 Hogan Lovells is in the midst of considering a permitted association in the Shanghai FTZ trade area. Launched in 2013, the Shanghai FTZ is the first trade area of its kind in mainland China, and has been likened to a…

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    Simmons & Simmons make Goldman director partner

    June 6, 2016 Simmons & Simmons has tapped Goldman Sachs, hiring Deian Rhys, who served there as executive director and senior counsel. Rhys joins Simmons & Simmons as partner. Rhys field of expertise is real estate and he…

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