Simmons & Simmons has hired a new partner for a planned Singapore office.
Dan Marjanovic was previously a Sydney partner with Norton Rose, where he headed the firm's banking and finance practice in Australia.
London-based Simmons & Simmons is currently applying to open an office in Singapore. Marjanovic will initially join the firm's Hong Kong office and relocate once the Singaporean government approves the new office.
Qualified in the U.K. and in Australia, Marjanovic specializes in advising banks, sponsors and corporate borrowers on cross-border financings.
Marjanovic has previously worked in Singapore. He joined the Singapore office of now-defunct Coudert Brothers as a partner in 2004 and moved to DLA Piper's local office the following year. In 2006, he joined the Singapore office of Deacons Australia and subsequently relocated to Sydney; Deacons merged with Norton Rose in 2010.
Prior to moving to Singapore, Marjanovic was a partner in London with the former Denton Wilde Sapte.
Simmons & Simmons, which has more than 1,500 lawyers worldwide, says its Singapore office will focus on project finance and technology. The firm also has Asia offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo.