Firm Announces Plans to Open in Luxembourg

24 Nov 2014

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has announced its intention to open a new office in Luxembourg.*

This will service the requirements of clients in the Asset Management & Investment Funds and Financial Institutions sectors, particularly in relation to private funds formation, corporate structuring, UCITS, hedge funds, capital markets, banking, and tax matters.

Stéphane Ober joins the firm as the partner who will lead the new office.* He will be joined by four other new partners*, Louis-Maël Cogis, Viviane De Moreau d'Andoy, José Ignacio Pascual Gutiérrez and Pierre-Régis Dukmedjian, and by a team of associates.

Commenting on the announcement, Simmons & Simmons' Managing Partner Jeremy Hoyland, said: “Luxembourg is one of the largest fund domicile jurisdictions and our opening there is a key development for clients, and for the firm. It enhances our strong Asset Management & Investment Funds and Financial Institutions profile in Europe and is an important step in expanding our international offering to clients in these market-leading practices.”

Colin Leaver, partner and head of the firm’s Asset Management & Investment Funds sector group, added: “by opening in Luxembourg, and with Stéphane joining us, we continue to build upon our strengths. Our strong client base within these sectors will welcome, and immediately benefit from, our opening there. Our new partners complement our existing offering and we are confident of the value they will add to our latest expansion.”

* Subject to regulatory requirements and approval.

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