Airport Lawyer Joins

28 Jun 2000

SYDNEY AIRPORT LAWYER JOINS SIMMONS & SIMMONS CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE

International law firm, Simmons & Simmons has recently recruited a senior lawyer for its expanding Development & Construction Group in Hong Kong.

Brett Vincent joins Simmons & Simmons from Sydney Airports Corporation Limited ("Sydney Airports") where he was senior in-house counsel. During his tenure with Sydney Airports, Brett was responsible for advising on the construction work for the AU$800 million upgrade of Sydney Airport, needed for the Sydney Olympics in September 2000. He also advised on operational issues at Sydney Airports.

Admitted in Australia for over 7 years, Brett has been extensively involved in both litigious and non-litigious work in respect of roads, railways, airports and buildings. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Brett worked in the building industry as a Site Engineer and Consultant Project Manager on some of Sydney's most prestigious buildings.

Philip Nunn, Head of the Development & Construction Group, commented, "We are very pleased to welcome Brett to Simmons & Simmons in Hong Kong. We believe Brett's experience gives him an insider's knowledge of the way in which airport authorities operate and an understanding of the legal issues which arise between airport authorities and the parties they deal closely with such as government agencies, contractors, consultants and airlines. This will assist us on both existing and future transactions involving this important sector of industry."

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Notes for editors:

1. Simmons & Simmons is worldclass law firm with offices in London, Paris, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Lisbon, Milan, Rome, Madrid, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Shanghai and New York with over 1,400 staff worldwide. For further information on Simmons & Simmons please visit our website at www.simmons-simmons.com.

2. Simmons & Simmons' Hong Kong office provides a full range of legal services to a wide base of major multinational companies, international investment banks, government agencies and local companies. The office has 65 lawyers including 13 partners and a total staff of over 140. The office has extensive experience of corporate, international finance, commercial litigation, intellectual property, construction and property matters. The Hong Kong office works closely with the Shanghai office advising clients in Hong Kong, the PRC and throughout Asia.

3. A photograph of Brett Vincent is available upon request.

4. For further information, please telephone:
Kate Williams, Marketing Manager on (852) 2583 8235, 35th Floor, Cheung Kong Center, 2 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong, Tel: 852 2868 1131 Fax: 852 2810 5040