Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Banking & Finance Department

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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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