Litigation Partner Relocates to Hong Kong to Further Strengthen Regional Practice

16 Jan 2017

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has announced the relocation of litigation and regulatory partner, Marc Thorley who has commenced work in the firm’s Hong Kong office having recently moved from London.

Marc Thorley has been a partner in the Simmons & Simmons London office since 2008, and brings a wealth of litigation experience to the firm’s dispute resolution practice in Asia. With a particular focus on financial markets litigation, investigations and contentious regulatory, Marc will work with colleagues across the firm’s Asian offices. He will also contribute to the firm’s regional offering in corporate litigation.

Over the years, Marc’s work has received numerous accolades, including the Legal Innovation in Dispute Resolution award by the Financial Times.

Tom Fyfe, partner and head of the firm’s dispute resolution group in Asia, commented: “Marc’s highly regarded expertise in financial litigation and regulatory enforcement will significantly strengthen our existing dispute resolution platform in China and South East Asia. During his time as a partner in the London office, Marc spent over a year on secondment to a major international bank, which has given him a valuable insight into the key commercial, legal and regulatory challenges being faced by global financial institutions. We are delighted to welcome Marc to Asia, as we continue to expand our regional dispute resolution offerings.”

On his move, Marc added; “The opportunity to work closer geographically with the Asian disputes group is exciting. The links forged with our clients over the past number of years has seen the firm act on many impressive cases and investigations and I look forward to continuing in this vein.”

The Simmons & Simmons dispute resolution practice is recognised as market-leading. The firm is trusted by clients to handle the largest and most complex international cases, with a track record in high-profile disputes, an integrated practice and strong sector focus. 

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