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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Banking & Finance

3 ranked lawyersBand 1London (Firms)UK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Market-leading practice and go-to team for matters such as acquisitions, refinancings and leveraged finance transactions. Wealth of expertise advising on work spanning senior secured loans, bridge loans and high-yield bonds. Premier sponsor-focused team, with proficiency handling US financial instruments. Also boasts the ability to advise on fund finance transactions. Remains a popular choice for global private equity clients and their portfolio companies. Well known for its technical prowess and client-friendly service.

Work highlights

Represented KKR in the financing relating to its USD4 billion acquisition of Elsan from CVC Capital Partners.

Notable practitioners

Ian Barratt continues to be regarded as one of the premier choices for sponsor-side representation. He is frequently instructed by leading private equity clients to advise on leveraged and acquisition finance matters and is well versed in cross-border transactions.
"Ian Barratt is one of the best financing lawyers I've come across." "He is an outstanding lawyer." "He is at the top of the market."

Co-head of the firm’s London fund finance practice, Stephen Short impresses with his expert knowledge of the space. His practice also includes domestic and international leveraged and acquisition finance, with notable expertise in an array of debt instruments.
"He is an absolute pleasure to work with - collegial and collaborative and always ahead of the game."

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Banking & Finance

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Location

CityPoint

One Ropemaker Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC2Y 9HU

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

London (Firms)

Banking & Finance: Big-Ticket


Ian Barratt
Band 1
Stephen Short
Band 4

Banking & Finance: Fund Finance


Stephen Short
Band 2