Growth for financial markets team in Germany

28 Jun 2017

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has hired Dr Benedikt Weiser as partner in its Financial Markets team in Frankfurt.*

Benedikt is a specialist for structuring private equity, real estate, infrastructure and debt funds for institutional investors. While he advises on international and cross-border structuring, Benedikt is particularly renowned for his expertise in German investment law and insurance regulatory law.

Prior to joining Simmons & Simmons, Benedikt was a partner at US law firm, Dechert. During his career he has also worked for major international law firms in Frankfurt and London.

While based in Frankfurt, Benedikt will continue to spend time at the firm’s London and Luxembourg’s offices. Since opening its Luxembourg firm in 2015, Simmons & Simmons’ asset management and financial institutions sectors and are now considered to be a strong alternative among longer-established firms.

Heiko Stoll, head of financial markets - Germany at Simmons & Simmons says: “Our sector focus means we are constantly thinking about what changes are going to affect our clients, and how we can innovate to respond to these client needs. The arrival of Benedikt reinforces this commitment to our clients and I look forward to working with him”.

Benedikt Weiser said: “I am delighted to be joining Simmons & Simmons’ thriving practice in Frankfurt at a time of growth. I look forward to contributing to the successful development of the practice and working with colleagues as part of a truly integrated international financial markets practice”.

Simmons & Simmons’ global head of financial markets, Jonathan Hammond also commented: “Despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, our global financial markets practice has had a strong year. I welcome Benedikt to the firm and look forward to further growth for our team”.

*Subject to standard regulatory approvals.

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