Simmons & Simmons

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Simmons & Simmons
Industry Law
Founded London (1896)
Headquarters London, with 21 other offices worldwide
Products Legal advice
Number of employees
over 1,500[1]

Simmons & Simmons is an international legal practice with over 1,500 people and 22 offices located in major business and financial centres throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Its largest office is located in CityPoint, off Moorgate in London, where almost half its legal staff are based.

The firm undertakes significant cross-border and highly complex matters and transactions alongside work in local markets. It delivers services from across its corporate, dispute resolution, employment and financial markets departments, and it has a particular focus on work in financial institutions, asset management & investment funds, and in the technology, life sciences and energy & infrastructure sectors.[2]

The current senior partner is Colin Passmore, and the managing partner is Jeremy Hoyland. The firm was ranked as top law firm in the annual Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2013[3] for the fifth year running, when it was again the only law firm to feature in the Top 10 overall. The firm also features in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2013, a list of UK organisations leading the way in gender equality in the workplace. The firm and its lawyers receives regular recognition in independent legal directories and awards for the practices and sectors on which it focuses.[4] The firm was accredited with Best Legal Adviser status for its top tier ranking in Legal Week’s Client Satisfaction Report 2010.[5]

Simmons & Simmons has spent over 25 years building a collection of art from modern British and international artists. It has a policy of supporting young artists at the beginning of their careers by acquiring significant work. The offices in London are home to several works by Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin.[6]


  1. ^ Simmons & Simmons facts and figures
  2. ^ Chambers Student Guide
  3. ^ Stonewall WEI
  4. ^ Awards & Accolades
  5. ^ Client Satisfaction ranking
  6. ^ Art Collection

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