The firm launches a new restructuring department following the arrival of a new partner

13 May 2019

The Paris office of international law firm Simmons & Simmons has continued to expand its offering following the arrival of new partner, Sandra Esquiva-Hesse, who will head the new restructuring department.

Throughout her career, Sandra has gained extensive experience working with a multitude of clients, to include international companies, entrepreneurs and investors among others. She has significant experience in multinational transactions and litigations.

The launch of the restructuring department further highlights the firm’s dedication to meeting the needs of clients through a vast and strong offering. Sandra’s arrival will work to complete the firm’s offering in this very specific and technical market. The new department will also endeavour to capture what has become a very active market in Paris. Sandra will also be joined by an associate.

Commenting on joining the firm, Sandra Esquiva-Hesse said: “The firm’s international presence and its cross-disciplinary and cross-border skills meet the requirements of my clients, who will benefit from the flexibility, the striking force and very high quality of service offered by the entire network.”

Jacques-Antoine Robert, managing partner of the Paris office, added: "The recruitment of Sandra Esquiva-Hesse confirms the firm's desire to strengthen its position in the Paris market. Her arrival will offer our clients a very high-quality service, her expertise fit perfectly into our four main sectors and will allow us to meet the many challenges which exist in this complex market environment where technical know-how and experience make the difference. Her international profile will also be an asset in developing a global offer across our network.”

Sandra Esquiva-Hesse is the 9th female partner to join the Paris office, which currently has a total of 23 partners.

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