New partner hire in Milan

23 Jan 2018

Leonardo Giani joins Simmons & Simmons bringing two associates

International law firm Simmons & Simmons will expand its Dispute Resolution practice following the recruitment of a new partner*, Leonardo Giani. Leonardo will join the firm on 01 February 2018 to lead the Insurance Litigation team in Milan, he joins from Baker McKenzie where he was partner.

With over 15 years’ experience handling contentious and non-contentious matters of insurance, commercial and bankruptcy law, Leonardo often works on high profile cases. He practices in insurance litigation and advisory focusing on professional liability, public officials’ liability, D&O, medical malpractice, environmental claims, products liability and recall campaigns, casualty claims, property and life insurance.

Leonardo brings two associates with him. The team will primarily focus on advising insurance entities, and their insured clients on claims, commercial disputes as well as coverage and reinsurance.

Commenting on the arrival of Leonardo, Country head for Italy, Andrea Accornero said:Leonardo has a strong track record working on multi-jurisdiction cases with leading Italian and international insurers and financial institutions. His appointment will reinforce the firm’s cross-border dispute capabilities."

International head of dispute resolution, Hans-Hermann Aldenhoff also commented: "The growth of our global Dispute Resolution and Insurance practices are amongst the firm’s strategic priorities and we are pleased that Leonardo has joined us to support this growth."

Leonardo Giani commented:I am delighted to join the firm as part of its strategy to further strengthen its market leading Dispute Resolution practice and expanding European insurance litigation capabilities. I am thrilled to work with such a leading team.

Simmons & Simmons have made have made 16 lateral partner hires in the last nine months and 13 partner promotions.

* Subject to standard regulatory approvals

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