Firm adds new partner to London corporate practice

27 Feb 2017

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has strengthened its corporate practice with the addition of David Parkes who joins the firm’s London office as a partner.*

David joins the firm from King & Wood Mallesons on 01 March 2017, where he has spent the past 20 years. David’s practice is focused on domestic and international M&A, including extensive experience in Africa. His expertise includes public and private acquisitions/disposals, joint ventures, private fund raisings, re-organisations and strategic advisory, as well as capital markets and private equity.

Mark Curtis, head of the firm’s international corporate and commercial group, commented: “David’s arrival signifies our commitment to growing and expanding our corporate practice. His joining comes just a few months after we made a significant corporate team hire in our Brussels office, which demonstrates further our dedication to growing the team both in London and further afield.”

Giles Dennison, partner and head of the firm’s corporate group in London, added; “we are eager to welcome David to our team. His sector experience is aligned to us as a firm, with specific expertise encompassing asset management and financial institutions, as well as E&I, TMT and Life Sciences. David has vast experience in both public and private markets which will complement the abilities of our skilled team here on the ground.”

*Subject to standard regulatory approvals.

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