Colin Passmore Elected as Senior Partner for Second Term

27 Jun 2013

International law firm Simmons & Simmons today announced that Colin Passmore has been unanimously re-elected as the firm’s Senior Partner.

He will commence his second term on 1 August 2013, for a term of four years.

Colin joined the firm in 1986, became a partner in 1990 and Senior Partner in 2011. His practice focuses on litigation for financial institutions, professional services firms and insurance entities, and he is the client partner for Barclays PLC. Colin worked in the firm’s Hong Kong office from 1986 to 1991, and in Abu Dhabi in the early 1990s.

Commenting on his re-appointment, Colin said: ‘‘I am pleased to be continuing my work with Jeremy Hoyland and the firm’s Board, to build on the firm’s many strengths, including our reputation for first class client service.''

Jeremy Hoyland, Managing Partner at Simmons & Simmons, added: ‘‘This is a ringing endorsement of Colin’s first term in the role, and I look forward to working with him in the coming years to achieve the firm’s ambitious plans.’’

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