Multiple wins for the Simmons & Simmons Asset Management and Investment Funds team

08 Feb 2019

The Asset Management and Investment Funds (AMIF) Team at international law firm Simmons & Simmons has been recognised by the 2019 Legal 500 awards and the Hedge Fund Journal awards for its exceptional work over the past year.

The team was awarded Firm Specialism of the year for Hedge Funds at The Legal 500 UK Awards 2019. These awards recognise the best in-house and private practice teams and individuals over the past 12 months. Additionally, the firm was also named Best Regulatory Practice at the 2019 Hedge Fund Journal Awards.

Commenting on the Legal 500 UK Awards, Financial Services Partner, Lucian Firth said:It is fantastic for our market-leading hedge funds practice to be recognised by the Legal 500. 2018 was another great year and beyond our established client-base we estimate that we advised around 35 per cent of all European start-up managers. Our core hedge funds practice has a unique position within the sector with real specialists, such as in Regulatory, Derivatives, Tax, Employment, Corporate and ICT, all with bags of experience in advising our hedge fund clients on the issues that matter to them.

These awards come following what has been a particularly strong year for the AMIF team. Over the past 12 months the team has worked with three-quarters of the top 50 global institutional managers and over two thirds of the top 50 European and US hedge fund managers as well as a good proportion of Asian hedge fund managers. Most importantly the work is spread across the firm’s global network. This year, the firms China team was also recognised by The Legal 500 receiving a Tier 1 ranking for ‘Investment funds: foreign firms.’

Corporate Partner and Sector Head, Colin Leaver commented:We are very pleased that the team has been recognised in this way. It is a great demonstration of the hard-work and commitment of each member of the team. We look forward to the coming year and continuing to provide the best possible service to our clients.

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