Simmons & Simmons has added financial markets specialist James Pedley as a partner in Hong Kong from Clifford Chance, where he was a foreign legal consultant.

A structured debt and securitisation expert with more than 13 years of experience, Pedley focuses on advising banks and asset managers in the UK and Hong Kong. Prior to Simmons, he spent the entirety of his career at Clifford Chance, where he helped the firm develop its APAC structured debt practice.

At Simmons, Pedley will cover the Asian region and focusing on the Hong Kong and regional cross-border market.

With Pedley’s appointment, Simmons’ Hong Kong office currently has 16 partners.


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