A double win at the Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards

11 Sep 2019

The Hong Kong office of international law firm Simmons & Simmons has won two awards at the 2019 Macallan Asian Legal Business (ALB) Hong Kong Law Awards 2019. The award ceremony, which took place in Hong Kong on 6 September, saw the firm recognised as both Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year and Labour and Employment Law Firm of the year.

The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards celebrate the outstanding performance of private practitioners and in-house teams in Hong Kong and around the region; they seek to recognise the accomplishments and efforts of these teams and highlight their work over the past year.

The Simmons & Simmons funds practice continues to grow across the retail and alternatives space and has undertaken a number of innovative fund launches, including the Leveraged and Inverse Products (ETFs) or crypto funds. At the same time the registered funds practice, listed and unlisted, has continued to build. The firm’s employment practice in Asia has also expanded and this is the 14th time that the firm has been named Employment Law Firm of the Year in these annual awards (ALB and predecessor), since they began in 1999.

Commenting on the Investment Funds award win, funds practice head and partner Rolfe Hayden said: “As one of the largest dedicated onshore funds teams in Asia, it is great to see our achievements recognised beyond our historic dominance in ETFs.”

Commenting on the Labour and Employment award win, employment group head and partner Fiona Loughrey said: “We are proud to find we are the go-to firm for many clients in the financial services, legal and asset management sectors, especially for sensitive employment matters or where a bespoke solution is needed. We see our breadth and depth of experience, and consistent emphasis on quality of service, as attested to by this win.”

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