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Simmons & Simmons expands finance team in Germany with partner hire

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has appointed Robert Koller as a finance partner in its Frankfurt office.

Kolre is a debt capital markets and financial regulatory lawyer, who specialises in debt securities, bank and insurance capital as well as funds (particularly hedge funds) and EU fundamental freedoms. He joins from Clifford Chance, Frankfurt, and previously worked for international firms in Gibraltar and Madrid.

"I’m pleased to be joining a firm which will give me a platform on which to build on my finance and capital markets practice,” says Koller. “Simmons & Simmons is a firm known for its quality service, outstanding lawyers and superb network, as well as being one of the most innovative and dynamic firms worldwide.”

Jonathan Hammond, Head of the Financial Institutions Group Sector at Simmons & Simmons, says: ‘‘Robert has extensive experience in the German and Austrian capital markets, and has been at the forefront in issues like government guaranteed bonds and German law Renminbi bonds. I am sure he will make a significant contribution to our plans for growing our finance practice in Germany and internationally.’’

Robert is admitted as Rechtsanwalt with the Frankfurt Bar, as Solicitor of England and Wales and as Abogado with the Madrid Bar Association. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) certification and is the CAIA Germany Chapter Co-Head.

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