The lawyer, who graduated in public and European law, will operate the Technology, Media, and Telecommunication as well as the Healthcare & Life Sciences branches in Luxembourg, following a diversification plan by the international law firm.
Simmons & Simmons, an international law firm whose headquarters are in London, launches a Technology, Media, and Telecommunication (TMT) as well as a Healthcare & Life Sciences (HLS) practice in Luxembourg.
The firm has also appointed Camille Saettel as a Counsel to operate both services.
Opened in 2015 Simmons & Simmons Luxembourg advises clients on banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, funds and investment management, tax and associated regulatory matters. The practice also delivers private equity, real estate, infrastructure, and insurance advice.
The move by the law firm follows its expansion and diversification plan into new service domains. “Adding these new practices is a significant strategic step for us and another representation of our strategic focus on becoming international market leaders in our global sectors,” said Thierry Somma, national practice group head of the corporate team in Luxembourg.
Saettel graduated in public law (University of Strasbourg) and European law (University of Luxembourg). She first worked as a lawyer at the Court of Justice of the European Union (2008-2012), before joining Thewes & Reuter as a lawyer at the court and then as a partner (2012-2022), and then Simmons & Simmons Luxembourg on 15 September.
“Camille brings market-leading experience representing major private sector and government clients across the life sciences and health industries and has a strong focus on digital transformation, technology procurement, data privacy, cyber security and technology-driven transactions,” the firm explained.
“She is also a litigator in her areas of practice and assists on judicial and extra-judicial matters with a special focus on regulatory matters. With Camille coming on board, the Luxembourg office diversifies into and expands its footprint in the TMT and HLS sectors, two key sectors for the firm.”