Top Hedge Fund Rankings for Simmons & Simmons and Seward & Kissel LLP

22 Nov 2013

Simmons & Simmons is pleased to announce that the firm has been voted the Best Onshore Law Firm in the Hedge Funds Review Service Provider Rankings 2013. The firm was the leader in the European votes category.

In addition, we are pleased to advise that our alliance partner for hedge fund and asset management work, Seward & Kissel, was the leader in both the global votes and US votes categories. The rankings, which are published by Hedge Fund Review magazine, are chosen by hedge fund managers and investors into hedge funds.

Simmons & Simmons' Asset Management & Investment Funds team has also been recognised at two other award ceremonies: Best Law Firm (Asia, excluding Japan) award by AsianInvestor 2013; and Law Firm of the Year at the Global Investor/ISF Middle East Awards 2013

Colin Leaver, Head of Asset Management and Investment Funds comments ‘ This is a great accolade for the firm and our alliance with Seward & Kissel. We thank our clients and friends for their on-going support as we look forward to continuing to provide the highest quality of legal services.’

These results demonstrate the combined strength of the preeminent hedge fund and asset management practices in New York, London and Hong Kong which allows the alliance to offer a top tier combined service for hedge funds and their managers around the world.

Notes to editors:

1. We are a leading international law firm with fully integrated teams working through offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and bring experienced professionals to some of the most active growth markets today. Our focus on a small number of sectors means we are able to understand and respond to our clients’ needs. Our industry sectors are: Asset Management & Investment Funds, Energy & Infrastructure, Financial Institutions, Life Sciences and Telecoms, Media & Technology (TMT). We have a track record for innovation and delivering value to clients through new ways of working.

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