Our Crime, Fraud & Investigations Team Expands

05 abr 2013

Simmons & Simmons Expands its Leading Crime, Fraud & Investigations group

Simmons & Simmons’ highly rated Crime, Fraud & Investigations group is expanding with the appointment of partner Stephen Gentle in London. Stephen will join the team on 10 June.

Stephen’s practice focuses on white collar criminal and contentious regulatory cases. He has particular expertise in corruption and bribery matters, as well as investigations and proceedings focusing on insider dealing, market misconduct matters and international regulatory issues. He also works on corporate compliance and internal investigations.

Head of Crime, Fraud & Investigations at Simmons & Simmons, Nick Benwell, commented: "Stephen is one of the leading practitioners in the market. I am very much looking forward to working together.’’

Simmons & Simmons’ Senior Partner, Colin Passmore, added: ‘‘We are pleased that a high calibre partner like Stephen is joining our firm. Although I know that Kingsley Napley is sad to see him leave, our firms have worked well together over the years and I’m sure we will continue to do so.’’

Stephen is ranked in both Legal 500 and Chambers legal directory, in the latter as a leading individual in the categories of Corporate, Crime and Investigations, Competition: Cartel Defence and Fraud. 

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