Simmons & Simmons take a long term view and take time to understand the distinct demands that each client faces. This allows the firm to build an innovative and bespoke service to suit each relationship. Their approach means that we are consistent in the standard of excellence they bring to their service and flexible enough to build into each relationship value that is meaningful for each client. They believe that one size does not fit all when it comes to adding value to client relationships. They listen to their clients and learn about the sectors in which they operate in order to understand what each client will find valuable. When partner level secondments were rare elsewhere in the legal world, they were a striking example of the firm’s commitment to building truly collaborative relationships with their clients.
Peter advises on all aspects of rescues and re-constructions and has extensive experience in insolvency and corporate re-construction law, both contentious and non-contentious. He has acted for a broad range of clients, including banks, insolvency practitioners, debtors and creditors. Recently an increased proportion of his work has been for distressed investors reviewing strategic options. Peter joined the firm as a partner in 1999 and heads the firm’s European corporate recovery and restructuring practice. He is a partner in the banking group which forms part of the financial markets department. Peter is a graduate of Oxford University.
Richard is a restructuring and insolvency lawyer, specialising in the transactional aspects of international and UK financial restructurings and insolvencies, as well as contingency planning and enforcement strategies. He has extensive experience of acting for funders, investors, security trustees, debtors and insolvency practitioners on a wide range of distressed situations in UK, Europe and emerging markets around the world. These have ranged from some of the most significant international restructurings to complex private equity work-outs.
Ross is a restructuring and finance lawyer who acts for distressed investors, broker-dealers, banks and corporates on a wide range of cross-border restructuring and banking transactions. His practice particularly focuses on financial and corporate restructuring, distressed sales and acquisitions, investment due diligence and secondary market distressed trading. Ross is recommended for corporate restructuring and insolvency work in the 2015 edition of the UK Legal 500, in which clients comment that Ross has an ‘understanding of client needs, from years of experience on the trading floor, that is invaluable’. Clients also recommended Ross as ‘very commercial’ in the 2014 edition of the UK Legal 500.