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‘Naturally delighted’: Jeremy Hoyland re-elected as Simmons & Simmons managing partner

Simmons & Simmons’ partnership re-elected Jeremy Hoyland as managing partner after an uncontested election, seeing him begin a second four-year term on 1 May 2015.

Hoyland (Profile), who beat Germany chief Hans-Hemann Aldenhoff to become managing partner in April 2011, had a difficult start in the role, with volatile profitability during the early 2010s, Hoyland oversaw a strong financial performance in 2013/14, achieving a 7% increase in revenue to £268.6m and a 6% rise in profits per equity partner to £553,000.

In a statement, Jeremy Hoyland (pictured), managing partner, said: ‘I am naturally delighted to be re-elected for a second term and look forward to working with our partners and staff as we continue to make progress on our strategic objectives.’

Speaking to Legal Business, Hoyland added: ‘We’ll broadly continue what we have been doing. We’ll focus on the sectors as I believe on building on our strengths so we’ll be looking to build those out. There’s a sense of momentum about the firm at the moment and that’s a big positive.’

Hoyland has been at Simmons & Simmons since joining the firm as a trainee in 1989. He became a partner in 1997 before departing his post as head of finance to replace litigator Mark Dawkins as managing partner.

Senior partner Colin Passmore said: ‘Jeremy’s reappointment as managing partner is very much deserved. He brings focus, rigour and determination to the role and I am delighted he is looking after our interests for another term.’