Firm Expands International Financial Markets Group with Two New Hires in Paris

01 Sep 2016

International law firm Simmons & Simmons expands in Paris with the appointment of two new partners* today (01 September).

Agnes Rossi joins the firm from King Wood Mallesons. She has significant experience in all aspects of international complex fund structures and regulatory advice, having focused on private equity funds in France over the last 10 years.

Nicolas Duboille joins the firm’s tax group from Granrut Avocats. He has over 16 years’ experience in all aspects of legal tax advice with a particular focus in real estate investments funds and commercial real estate, as well as in structured finance, merger and acquisitions and equity compensation.

Jonathan Hammond, head of the firm’s international financial markets group and financial institutions sector, commented: “We are pleased to welcome both Agnes and Nicolas to our financial markets group. Their arrivals demonstrate our continued investment in financial markets expertise and capability, and provides additional strength to our international client offering, particularly across both the financial institutions and asset management and investment funds sectors.”

Thierry Gontard, head of the firm’s Paris office continued: “Agnes and Nicolas’ appointments are the second and third new partner hires in our Paris office in the space of just a few months following the appointment of Simonetta Giordano. Their combined expertise across both funds and tax complements those of our existing partners who advise throughout French and International markets, providing enhanced value to our clients and the markets in which they operate.”

*Subject to standard regulatory approvals.


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