Careers in our Paris Office
Simmons & Simmons first opened an office in Paris in 1988.
Located between La Madeleine and L’Opéra, the office is situated in the heart of the business district and provides a bright and modern environment to work in. The area is renowned for its luxury shops and well known landmarks such as the Opera house, the Concorde and the Jardin des Tuileries.
There are a selection of restaurants close by the office, as well as numerous museums and theatres.
- Legal Practice Areas
Our Paris office reflects the overall firm structure: there are four main international practice groups, and we have qualified lawyers working in the following areas:
At any time, any of these practice groups may have career and job opportunities available for experienced lawyers and business services professionals to join Simmons & Simmons. Being based in one of Simmons & Simmons’ Paris practice groups means being part of a truly international and integrated network. We encourage our lawyers to not only refer business across practice groups in the Paris office, especially through our sector focus, also attend regular meetings with their international colleagues, creating a genuine, truly international culture.
We aim to be a first choice law firm for clients in the world’s fastest growing industries and therefore take time to understand the distinct demands that each client faces in order to provide a meaningful and valued service. We do this by offering deep commercial knowledge of each of our key sectors which underpin our four international practice groups. See our sector focus for more information.
Our reputation in Paris is particularly strong within the Life Sciences sector, where we receive regular recognition across practice areas in leading directories.
Please see profiles to learn more about some of our experienced lawyers in Paris and around the network to understand more about why they chose Simmons & Simmons and how their careers have developed at the firm.
- Business Services
Our business services employees are integral to the success of the firm. Our aim is to deliver excellent client service, so we are always looking for people who are committed to providing the highest level of support to our lawyers.
Working alongside leaders in their field, and supporting the growth of an ambitious international firm, brings challenges and superb prospects for career development. We have opportunities in Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing & Business Development, Professional Support Officers/Assistants and Secretarial.
Opportunities for business services professionals to join Simmons & Simmons and develop their career in Paris may arise both in our central departments and in our legal practice areas where you may be aligned specifically to a practice group or sector. See our profiles for examples of our business services professionals in Paris and around the international network.
- Rewards and Benefits
We offer a generous rewards package in line with our position as a leading international law firm.
We want people to enjoy working together at Simmons & Simmons and that means creating the opportunity to get to know your colleagues and have fun, as well as working together.
Example events and clubs include:
We have an annual ski trip which is attended by our partners, lawyers and business services alike. We also have a party ahead of the summer vacation in August.
For Christmas, we organise festivities attended by our employees and their families.
Sports and social clubs
Simmons & Simmons Paris has a softball team which participates in an annual competition in Bois de Boulogne organised by various law firms. There is also the opportunity to join our running club as well as our ‘pétanque’ enthusiasts who get together over the summer.