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Simmons & Simmons

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Simmons & Simmons is an international law firm with 22 offices across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Firmwide, it has around 280 partners and 1,500 staff, of which half are based outside the UK.

It has a long-standing focus on the asset management and investment funds, healthcare and life sciences, financial institutions and TMT sectors. The firm also advises a wide range of clients across the FinTech industry, including several FinTech 50 businesses, banks and asset managers.

The firm has a strong culture of corporate responsibility which governs how it operates, interacts with clients and employees, and participates in local communities. The firm also supports the UN Standards of Conduct for Business on tackling discrimination against LGBTI people.

Main Areas of Practice: Sector teams are drawn from the core practice areas of: corporate, dispute resolution, competition, employment, pensions, employee benefits, financial markets, information, communications and technology, intellectual property, projects, real estate and tax.

The firm advises on the regulatory, enforcement and litigation requirements arising from changing market conditions, and is known for its work on landmark financial litigation matters and appeals.

Its market-leading investigations group has substantial experience in handling legal, regulatory and strategic issues to which sensitive, cross-border investigations can give rise.

Simmons & Simmons has one of the largest full-service dispute resolution practices of any firm headquartered in the City of London, covering financial markets litigation, contentious regulatory and risk, corporate crime, professional and product liability, and international arbitration, as well as insurance, IP and employment disputes.

  • Number of UK partners: 150
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 350

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Legal Developments by:
Simmons & Simmons

  • Failure to counter financial crime: Norwich Union Life

    In December 2007, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) imposed a fine of £1.26m on Norwich Union Life (part of the Aviva Group), one of the largest life insurance businesses in the UK with around seven million customers. The fine related to failures to take reasonable care to establish and maintain effective systems and controls for countering the risks of financial crime. The fine is the latest confirmation of the emphasis being placed on protecting clients and customers from the threat of financial crime.
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