Simmons & Simmons strengthens its real estate practice with the arrival of a new partner

03 Jun 2019

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has enhanced its real estate practice with the arrival of a new partner, Elisa Bocianowska. Her arrival follows the recent appointment of partner Sandra Esquiva-Hesse, who joined the firm’s Paris office in early May as the restructuring department lead. Elisa’s arrival in the Paris office highlights the firms ongoing commitment to strengthening both the practice and the firm’s overall offering.

Elisa brings over ten years’ experience to the firm. Her clientele is predominantly composed of national and international investors in all their real estate transactions. Throughout her career, Elisa has focused on real estate transactions, construction, real estate development law, rental management with a specific expertise in commercial lease law. She joins the firm from Gide Loyrette Nouel where she was a Counsel in the real estate operations and financing department.

Following her arrival Elisa will focus on developing activity with real estate professionals and investors in order to increase firm visibility in the French real estate market. Upon joining the firm, she will become the 10th female partner, out of a total of 23 in the Paris office.

Commenting on Elisa’s arrival Colin Millar, head of financial markets in Paris said: “As a dynamic and talented practitioner, Elisa’s arrival in the financial markets division will enable the firm to strengthen its expertise in real estate in Paris.”

Jacques-Antoine Robert, managing partner of the Paris office adds: “Elisa’s appointment confirms the firm's desire to strengthen its position in a real estate market that is still attractive, but is undergoing profound changes. Her arrival will also strengthen our multidisciplinary team and broaden our range of skills as she will work closely with our teams in financing, fund creation and taxation.”

Commenting on joining the firm partner, Elisa Bocianowska said: “The strength of Simmons & Simmons' network, with its renowned international real estate practice, is a great asset that I intend to develop by working with all the offices. I am delighted to join a dynamic and growing team of partners in Paris, with the many opportunities for collaboration that this offers.”

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