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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Remains at the forefront of the market with wide-ranging experience across the entire gamut of transactions. Handles both lender and borrower-side deals and offers expertise in refinancings, acquisition financing and opportunistic event financings. Regularly sought by leading investment banks and corporate borrowers, with connections to leading private equity houses bolstered through its prominent funds team. Strong national and international capabilities allow for seamless deal integration on domestic and cross-border transactions.


Sources say: "The team is strong and very personable - we enjoy working with them."

"As a group, they are by far the easiest to work with," says a client; "they really understand our model and how we do things."

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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.

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Banking & Finance

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP


425 Lexington Avenue

New York

New York


NY 10017-3954

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