Simmons & Simmons

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Simmons & Simmons
TypeLLP
IndustryLaw
FoundedLondon (1896)
HeadquartersLondon, with 22 offices worldwide [1]
ProductsLegal advice
Number of employees
over 1,500[2]
Websitesimmons-simmons.com

Simmons & Simmons is a British law firm. About half of its staff are in the London office, in CityPoint, off Moorgate.[citation needed] It has branch offices in some countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.[citation needed]

It has been mentioned in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report.[3]

Private Eye and The Guardian revealed that Edward Troup, executive chair of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs since April 2016, was a former partner with Simmons & Simmons, whose clients included the Blairmore Holdings, Inc., the Panama-registered fund created by Ian Cameron, David Cameron's father.[4][5] Papers obtained by the Süddeutsche Zeitung and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reveal Simmons & Simmons' work with offshore companies and major overseas property owners, including an investment company run on behalf of Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani (then the foreign minister for Qatar), while Troup was its senior tax partner.[6] The papers also reveal that Simmons & Simmons worked until 2003 as director and agent for a company in the Virgin Islands called Chale Ltd, which owned West End properties in Piccadilly and Mayfair. The company also allegedly advised Blairmore on moving its location away from Panama.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thomson Reuters Practical Law: Simmons & Simmons".
  2. ^ Simmons & Simmons our story
  3. ^ Innovative Lawyers Report, Financial Times
  4. ^ "New Troup movements at HMRC". Private Eye (1413). Archived from the original on March 21, 2016. Retrieved April 11, 2016.
  5. ^ "HMRC chief was partner at law firm that acted for Cameron offshore fund". The Guardian. April 11, 2016. Retrieved April 11, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Troup Manoeuvres". Private Eye (1416). 15 April 2016. p. 8.