Simmons & Simmons grows in Asia with Italian desk

April 19, 2018 Simmons & Simmons has opened up an Italian desk in Asia, offering advice on investments between Italy and Asian countries.

The new desk will be led by Milan partner Dario Spinella, with the support of Hong Kong partner Ian Wood, Shanghai partner Matthew Durham and May Lu, Beijing partners Eric Lin and Melody Yang, and Singapore partner Calvin Tan.

The growing frequency of business between Italy and China in particular indicate a demand for a greater presence in the region. Just last year a China-based consortium led by Li Yonghong bought soccer club A.C. Milan from former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for $872 million.

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