Experts on Anti-Corruption from Simmons & Simmons Share Cross-Border Experience with Judiciary in Palestine

29 Oct 2013

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has given training to the Palestinian Bar.

Upon invitation from MUSAWA, the Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession, Hans-Hermann Aldenhoff, Head of Simmons & Simmons’ Global Disputes Practice, and David Bridge, Senior Lawyer for Commercial Litigation in London, recently spent five days in Ramallah. During the visit they gave lectures to public servants, public prosecutors and judges on UK and German anti-corruption laws, investigative procedures and enforcement actions.

This was the first training of its kind and attracted more than 70 professionals, including representatives of the United Nations, the President of the Court of Appeals for Palestine, the Deputy National Head of the Public Prosecution, the Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission and the Head of the Palestinian Bar. The program was funded by the United Nations, the EU and The Netherlands and was well received by the participants, who were keen to understand European approaches to this global problem.

Hans-Hermann Aldenhoff comments "We are very honoured to have assisted Palestine in its pursuit of a fair and modern judicial system. It is testament to the reputation of our firm and its Crime, Fraud & Investigations group that we were identified to provide the first ever training across two jurisdictions."


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.

2. Simmons & Simmons is an international legal practice carried on by Simmons & Simmons LLP and its affiliated practices. Accordingly, references to Simmons & Simmons mean Simmons & Simmons LLP and the other partnerships and other entities or practices authorised to use the name “Simmons & Simmons” or one or more of those practices as the context requires. The word “partner” refers to a member of Simmons & Simmons LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications or to an individual with equivalent status in one of Simmons & Simmons LLP’s affiliated practices. For further information on the international entities and practices, refer to

3. Visit our website at or our award-winning online legal service at

4. For further information, please contact Daniela Conte, Senior Communications & PR Manager on +44 207 825 4411 or at or Sonia Malhotra, Senior Communications & PR Manager on +44 207 825 3962 or at