Recognition Through Two Key Awards at The Hedge Fund Journal Awards 2017

27 Jan 2017

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has been awarded the Best Regulatory Practice at The Hedge Fund Journal Awards 2017, with the firm’s head of financial services, Richard Perry, also taking home an Outstanding Contribution award.

The awards ceremony took place at 1 Lombard Street in London on 26 January, with the award being accepted by representatives of the financial services regulatory team, including Richard Perry and Nicholas Colston. The awards celebrate firms who pioneer innovation, growth and excellence within the hedge fund industry.

The firm was recognised for the breadth and depth of its international regulatory advisory practice, the thought leadership role that the practice plays within the hedge fund industry and its market-leading work in helping hedge fund clients deal with complex, cross-border regulation. The financial services regulatory team has now won this award in two consecutive years.

Commenting on winning this award, Darren Fox, partner and leader of the regulatory team said: “We are delighted to have won Best Regulatory Practice 2017 for the second year running. This award is testament to how the depth of our sector knowledge and our highly experienced, dedicated team are valued by our hedge fund clients. With the largest hedge fund team of any law firm in the UK, and having advised many of the hedge fund industry’s largest players since launch, we are pleased that our commitment and contribution to the industry has been recognised once again.”

Head of financial services partner, Richard Perry, commented after receiving his award: “I am thrilled to have received the Outstanding Contribution Award from the Hedge Fund Journal. It is an honour to receive this award which recognises the work done in the sector not just by me but by our tremendous team over 20 years ". 

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