Firm Strengthens its Offering in Middle East with Partner Promotion

03 May 2017

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has today announced the promotion to the Partnership of Raza Rizvi, who heads up the TMT practice in the Middle East.

The news comes amidst the announcement that this year the firm has promoted twelve of its lawyers to its Partnership*.

Raza Rizvi leads the firm’s ICT and Intellectual Property team across the Middle East. Raza qualified and practised in London, and has been based in the Middle East for the past 10 years providing specialist commercial, regulatory and transactional advice to clients in the TMT and Life Sciences sectors. He advises businesses that are concerned with technology, data and IP (including FinTech) across the Middle East and Africa. Raza joined Simmons & Simmons in 2007 and has been on several senior-level client secondments. His promotion to Partnership reinforces the firm’s commitment to the TMT sector and to having a dedicated partner led capability in the Middle East.

Andrew Wingfield, Partner, Middle East Regional Head, commented: ‘‘Raza’s promotion is very well-deserved. He is a longstanding member of our team and has been leading the regional ICT practice over the last twelve months. He has developed a strong following and the depth of his specialist expertise in key sectors for the firm is of great benefit to our clients in the Middle East.”

Commenting on the promotions, Simmons & Simmons’ Senior Partner Colin Passmore, said: ‘‘I am really pleased to welcome this ambitious, committed and collegiate group of new partners. The firm and its clients will benefit from the expertise they offer across their specialisms as we continue to build on our strengths.”

*Subject to standard regulatory approvals.

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