Simmons & Simmons Appoints New Board Members

18 Sep 2013

Simmons & Simmons has elected Peter Meyer and Alex Brown to the firm’s Board, and re-elected Leo Verhoeff for another term.

Simmons & Simmons has elected Peter Meyer and Alex Brown to the firm’s Board, and re-elected Leo Verhoeff for another term.

Peter joined Simmons & Simmons in Düsseldorf in 2002 and became a partner the following year. His practice covers contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters, as well as competition law. Peter is national practice head of Dispute Resolution in Germany, and leads the Life Sciences Sector Group there, while also working with TMT Sector clients.

Alex is a partner in the Information, Communications & Technology Group in the London office and has been with the firm for 16 years, having joined as a trainee in 1997. His practice covers technology, telecoms and outsourcing contracts, as well as data protection and privacy advice. He works across three of the firm’s five sectors: Financial Institutions, TMT and Asset Management & Investment Funds. Alex has also held the role of Graduate Recruitment and Development Partner for the firm for the past four years.

Leo has been a partner in our Amsterdam office since 1995. His practice focuses on private equity and mergers & acquisitions.  He works closely with clients in the Asset Management & Investment Funds Sector, of which he is the firm's co-head of the Private Equity sub-sector group. Leo first joined the firm’s Board in 2010.

The Board will now comprise Colin Passmore, Jeremy Hoyland, Fiona Loughrey, Alyson Lockett, Patrick Wallace, Leo Verhoeff, Peter Meyer, Alex Brown, Rodger Hughes (non-Executive Director), David McLaughlin (Finance Director) and David Staiano (Marketing & Business Development Director).


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