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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Banking & Finance

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Notable practitioners

Alden Millard offers a strong understanding of financings to a client base of leading private equity funds. Sources enthuse:“He is a very well-respected senior member of the banking and finance community – a trusted adviser with a finger on the pulse of the market.”

Brian Steinhardt is highly thought of for handling acquisition financings, typically acting for borrowers. Sources call him "a really great lawyer" and value that he is “truly a credit expert.”

Respected department head David Williams has a wealth of experience representing clients in Latin American finance transactions, particularly those with a Chilean element. He is highly sought after by corporate borrowers in the energy, forestry and telecommunications industries to advise on corporate finance matters.

James Cross boasts a reputation among peers as an “excellent”leveraged finance practitioner. He continues to be highly regarded for his adroit representation of borrower clients.

Jennifer Hobbs is known as a “luminary”for her representation of buy-side corporate clients in the financing of big-ticket M&A. Commentators laud her as an “excellent technical lawyer who is completely hands-on and pays great attention to the details.”

Patrick Ryan is known for his “deep and long-term experience" in the investment-grade finance market. His illustrious client list includes some of Wall Street's most prominent financial institutions.

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Overview

With a widely recognized top-level practice, Simpson Thacher lawyers counsel clients on their most sophisticated credit transactions. Of all U.S. law firms, Simpson Thacher helps clients finance the highest volume of transactions.

In 2016, Loan Pricing Corporation ranked Simpson Thacher #1 Overall Law Firm, M&A, by volume, with 47 total transactions aggregating approximately $129 billion. Simpson Thacher was ranked #1 Borrower Law Firm, M&A, by volume, with 24 transactions aggregating approximately $45.6 billion, and #2 Lender Law Firm, M&A, by volume, with 23 transactions aggregating approximately $83.4 billion.

The Firm recently represented: borrowers in acquisition financings for Dell/EMC ($49.5 billion) and Twenty-First Century Fox/Sky (£12.2 billion); Lenders in acquisition financings for AT&T/Time Warner ($40 billion) and Thermo Fisher/FEI ($6.5 billion); borrowers in credit facilities for LP Group (€1.78 billion) and Blackstone ($1.5 billion); and lenders in credit facilities for General Electric ($20 billion), among others.

The Firm’s banking and credit practice includes an English law finance practice in London and an Asia finance practice in Hong Kong, providing comprehensive advice and serving the global debt platforms and needs of our clients.

For more, visit www.stblaw.com/client-services/practices/corporate/banking-and-credit.
 

Banking & Finance Department

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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425 Lexington Avenue

New York

New York

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NY 10017-3954

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Banking & Finance


Alden Millard
Band 4
Brian M. Steinhardt
Band 3
David L Williams
Foreign expert for Latin America-Wide
James Cross
Band 1
Jennifer Hobbs
Band 1
Patrick J Ryan
Band 2