Simmons & Simmons hires Edwards Wildman partner in Hong Kong

November 14, 2014 Martin Lister, insurance partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer, has joined Simmons & Simmons in Hong Kong. Lister spent nine years with Edwards. His departure comes just before an anticipated merger between Edwards Wildman and Locke Lord, worth $675m.

Lister is the latest in a slew of exits from the firm, including Stuart Blythe, Niall McAllister, Shawn Atkinson, Eero Rautalahti, Ben Goodger and former practice head David Ramm.

Simmons is expanding its Asian Pacific practices, recently obtaining regulatory approval to file Chinese patents and litigate trademark disputes in state courts as well as being granted a license to operate in Singapore last year. Simmons has offices in Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo.

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