Simmons plans Luxembourg funds office

By Nazar Chernyavsky

25 November 2014 at 07:35 BST

Simmons & Simmons has recruited a five-lawyer team - by recruiting from Linklaters and other firms - to set up the new office early next year.


The office will be set up in 2015 with the aim of helping clients on asset management, financial and funds by giving them advice on tax, banking, capital markets, structuring and formation. Jeremy Hoyland, managing partner of Simmons, said: 'Luxembourg is one of the largest fund domicile jurisdictions and our opening there is a key development for clients, and for the firm.' 

Regulatory clearance

Stephane Ober will be head of the office, joining from his own firm Ober & Partners and bringing along his partner Pierre-Regis Dukmedjian. Three other new partners in the Simmons office will be Louis-Mael Cogis (of Linklaters) and, from Arendt & Medernach, Viviane De Moreau d'Andoy and Jose Ignacio Pascual Gutierrez. The firm is in the process of getting regulatory clearance. Source: Simmons


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