Firm Expands International Corporate Group

02 May 2016

International law firm Simmons & Simmons expands in Paris with the appointment of Simonetta Giordano who joins the firm as a partner* in its corporate and commercial practice on 02 May.

Simonetta joins the firm from Clifford Chance where she was a Counsel. She specialises in M&A and corporate finance transactions in the life sciences sector and has extensive experience in both domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, including in Africa.

Mark Curtis, head of the firm’s international corporate and commercial group, commented: “We are pleased to welcome Simonetta to our corporate practice. Her arrival marks the continued development and investment in our current M&A capability and expertise, while adding further industry strength to our life sciences sector.”

Thierry Gontard, head of the firm’s Paris office continued: "Simonetta’s appointment demonstrates our commitment to continued investment in Europe and the planned expansion of our French practice. Her expertise complements those of our existing partners who advise across the life sciences sector, both in Paris and internationally."

*Subject to standard regulatory approvals. 

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