Simmons & Simmons raids rival Dentons for key Africa specialist

Ollie Gordon
London-based international Law firm Simmons & Simmons has raided competitor Dentons for its Africa specialist Paul Bugingo (pictured).

Bugingo joins Simmons as a partner, as the law firm looks to expand its Africa group and energy and infrastructure sector.

He comes from being former relationship chair of Dentons' Africa Steering Committee. He was a leading figure in the firm’s African projects, energy and infra­struct­ure sector, where he worked with govern­ments, utilities, regulators and private companies across Africa.

Bugingo becomes Simmons’ 14th partner this year and joins Fasken Martineau, whom the firm recruited earlier in the year, in the Africa group.