Clifford Chance expands Corporate practice with hire of new Counsel Simone Schmitt

International law firm Clifford Chance announces the appointment of Simone Schmitt as Counsel in its Corporate practice in Luxembourg. Simone Schmitt is a qualified lawyer in Luxembourg and has extensive experience in advising multinational clients on acquisitions, restructurings and joint ventures. She is an expert in managing transactions for private equity players in Europe and the United States.

Managing Partner and co-head of the Corporate practice, Katia Gauzès, comments: "We are delighted to be welcoming Simone to our firm and to our Corporate team. Her expertise in M&A, restructuring and joint ventures will be of great value to our clients and will bring further strengths to our growing Corporate M&A team."

Christian Kremer, Senior Partner and co-head of the Corporate practice and Saskia Myners, Partner of the Corporate practice, add: "We look forward to working with Simone. Her experience with international private equity players and corporates, and strong knowledge of the Luxembourg and European market will bring a great contribution to further strengthening our position as the leading global law firm in Europe, for our clients across the world."

The Luxembourg Corporate practice currently comprises 3 partners, 4 counsels, 5 senior associates and 16 associates.