Legal and Regulatory Information

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons is an international legal practice carried on by Simmons & Simmons LLP and its affiliated practices. Accordingly, references in the Legal Responsibility statement and elsewhere in this website to Simmons & Simmons mean Simmons & Simmons LLP and the other partnerships and other entities or practices authorised to use the name “Simmons & Simmons” or one or more of those practices as the context requires. Please refer to the Country Specific Statements for details of the legal entity practising in each country.

The term “partner” refers to a member of Simmons & Simmons LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications, or to an individual with equivalent status in one of Simmons & Simmons LLP’s affiliated practices. A list of members and other partners together with their professional qualifications is available for inspection at any office of Simmons & Simmons LLP.

When we refer to "offices" we mean the offices of Simmons & Simmons LLP and its affiliated practices.

Before 1 November 2010, the international law firm “Simmons & Simmons” was a general partnership constituted under the laws of England & Wales. Some documents available on this website were produced before 1 November 2010. Nothing in those documents is to be taken to indicate that Simmons & Simmons LLP or any of its limited liability affiliated practices are unlimited liability partnerships, general partnerships, or in general partnership with each other.

Country Specific Statements

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Anti-Corruption Statement

Our policy is to conduct our business in an honest and ethical manner, and to comply with all applicable anti-corruption legislation, including the UK Bribery Act 2010. We have a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and are committed to acting professionally and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships wherever we operate. We have established internal, risk-based procedures to ensure awareness of and compliance with applicable anti-bribery laws, including in relation to the appointment of third parties to provide services on behalf of our clients.

Complaints procedure

For each of our clients, our policy is to nominate a partner who has overall responsibility for ensuring we deliver a high standard of service, and with whom any problems should be raised. If you have concerns at any stage about any aspect of our conduct in any matter, including the level of our fees, you should contact that partner, or if you prefer, you can get in touch with our Senior Partner, Colin Passmore. We will always try to resolve any problem quickly and we operate an internal complaints handling system to help us to resolve the problem between ourselves. A copy of our written complaints procedure is available on request.

Warning: email fraud

We have become aware that emails have been sent recently which state that they are from this firm and/or Patrick Wallace and/or Jeremy Hoyland. The subject matter of the emails relate to the funds allegedly being held in the Bank of Montreal.  The emails have not originated from Simmons & Simmons, Patrick Wallace or Jeremy Hoyland, and Patrick Wallace or Jeremy Hoyland are not acting as a consultant to the Bank of Montreal. We are taking steps to deal with this activity.  Anyone receiving such an email should ignore the content and exercise appropriate caution.


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