Simmons & Simmons is set to close its office in Rome with the intention of centralising its Italian workload within its Milan office. The nine-partner office in Rome will be closed following a review of the firm’s Italian work. The Italian branch intends on consolidating their work from a single and solid office in Milan, where most of its clients are based. All partners from the Rome office will be relocating to Milan and all associates associates have been given the opportunity to relocate. Colin Passmore, senior partner at Simmons said, “We’ve looked at our business in Italy and we’ve decided that we can just as well consolidate by doing it all out of Milan. Most but not all of our clients are based out of Milan and it’s just a business decision to consolidate what we’re doing”. Suggesting this change is more of a structural switch around, rather than a scale down in the country. Also, the firm has recently opened a five-partner firm in Luxembourg as well as new offices in Singapore and Munich, showing the firm has no intention of slowly retiring internationally, especially not from Europe.