Simmons & Simmons announces the expansion of their Brussels office with PPP hire

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Simmons & Simmons announces the expansion of their Brussels office with PPP hire

Simmons & Simmons has announced the expansion of their Brussels office with a team of Belgian lawyers including the appointment of a new partner and of counsel.

Carl Meyntjens will join the firm from Ashurst as a partner in the corporate and commercial group. He will be joined by Kelly Cherretté as of counsel. 

Carl joined Ashurst as a partner in 1998 and has been the Managing Partner of its Brussels office since 2007. He acts for Belgian and international corporates, private equity funds and financial institutions and his practice focuses on corporate and financial law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate and acquisition finance. He works across a variety of sectors and is referenced in all major legal directories. 

Kelly has particular expertise in commercial contracts and PPP projects, including related litigation.

Mark Curtis, head of the firm’s international corporate and commercial group, commented:

“We are pleased to welcome Carl and his team to our corporate and commercial group. Their arrival symbolises our strategic focus and continued investment in our international capability, and provides additional value to our corporate and commercial client offering.” 

Koen Platteau, head of the firm’s Brussels office continued:

“This is a stellar team with a widely renowned reputation and expertise in local and cross-border transactions, both in Belgium and abroad. Their combined expertise complements that of our existing team and enhances our Benelux and European offering in corporate and finance for our clients.” 

Carl Meyntjens commented:

"We are all very excited to join a firm which has such a longstanding European focus and an excellent Benelux platform." 

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