Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

New York
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What the team is known for Well-resourced outfit operating on a variety of complex bankruptcy and insolvency matters, supported by firm-wide experts in litigation, tax and capital markets. Possesses expertise in issues relating to distressed entities and assets, and is regularly engaged in Chapter 11 proceedings and out-of-court workouts. Highly regarded for its strong client base featuring senior lenders, hedge funds and distressed investors. Experienced with navigating bankruptcies in the energy, technology and media sectors, among others.

Strengths"They have a broad range of capabilities, that's why we use them," reports one Chambers research lead. "Their knowledge of legal cases and strategies is as strong as I've seen."

Work highlights Acted for Tilden Park Capital Management, one of the leading bondholders in the restructuring of the Puerto Rico Urgent Interest Fund Corporation (COFINA).

Notable practitioners

Michael Torkin offers a respected company-side bankruptcy practice, advising public and private companies in connection with the full range of in and out-of-court restructurings and distressed M&A, among other matters.

Sandeep Qusba heads the firm's bankruptcy and restructuring group. He is noted for his representation of creditors, lenders, investors, private equity funds and portfolio companies in connection with complex Chapter 11 cases and workouts. Clients describe him as "extremely intelligent, responsive and thoughtful" and attest that he "identifies complex, difficult-to-spot issues and guides us through them."