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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett offers a renowned capital markets team with impressive capability in cross-border capital markets transactions, particularly involving Latin America. Handles debt and equity offerings on behalf of an enviable client base consisting of corporations and financial institutions.

Notable practitioners

Arthur Robinson 's transactional experience spans the full range of capital markets matters, with a practice emphasis on high-yield debt and IPOs.
"Art can take complex situations and think outside the box. He also has a very good bedside manner with clients: he can take tense situations and defuse them." "He has a breadth of knowledge built over many years that you cannot beat, and from a diligence standpoint we will never get into trouble with him."

Brian Rosenzweig earns market attention for his in-depth knowledge of high-yield debt.
"Brian is a fantastic and knowledgeable high-yield lawyer who knows the oil and gas business. He is commercial, collaborative and super responsive." "He pays attention to detail and he can push back against issuer's counsel and proffer what investors expect."

Carol Daniel in London operates a global practice, regularly advising on high-yield bond issuances.
"Carol is fantastic to work with."

Dan Webb provides counsel to industry-leading clients on a wide range of capital markets matters. His transactional skill set encompasses public and private offerings of debt and equity, including IPOs.
"He is very pragmatic, very responsive, very experienced and he is an easy person to work with." "He is terrific, incredibly knowledgeable, very practical and very collaborative - I always look forward to working with him."

David Azarkh is in demand for his knowledge of equity capital markets and he is also recognised for his ability to assist with debt transactions.
"He is excellent." "He is incredibly commercial and he is a bright star of Simpson Thacher's future." 

Gil Strauss in London maintains a stellar reputation for his expertise advising on high-yield transactions.
"Gil is a very good sponsor lawyer."

Jaime Mercado boasts an impressive cross-border transactional practice, which regularly sees him advising on debt offerings and bond issuances. He has notable experience handling matters in Latin American markets.
"Jaime is an excellent lawyer."

Joseph Kaufman is recommended for his work advising healthcare companies, REITs and underwriters on significant debt and equity offerings. He is regularly sought after by clients for guidance on major IPOs.
"Joe Kaufman is an excellent attorney who I would recommend." "He is a very high-quality lawyer who is easy to work with."

Joshua Ford Bonnie is a distinguished capital markets attorney, who regularly assists clients with high-profile IPOs, among other equity and debt financings.
"He has always been very strong in the IPO space." "He is the kind of lawyer that can do anything, from IPOs to secondary offerings, and for complex issues he is an all-around good lawyer who is very pragmatic and easy to work with."

Kenneth Wallach has a wealth of experience handling major capital markets transactions on behalf of underwriters, issuers and private equity sponsors.
"He is a great lawyer and he is a pleasure to work with." "He is very smart, technically sound and he represents clients zealously."

Lesley Peng regularly leads issuers and underwriters through capital markets transactions, with a notable high-yield and investment grade debt practice.
"We had a really hairy issue and I was really impressed with her work and how she got through it." "She is client-friendly and knowledgeable."

Marisa Stavenas is commended for her debt and equity practice, with experience across a range of products, including recent work advising clients on complex novel structures such as green bond offerings.
"Oftentimes interpretive questions arise with respect to transaction timing, disclosure and structure, and Marisa excels in developing an approach that optimises the balance between the legal and commercial elements." "Marisa is an extraordinary lawyer, mixing clear thinking and focus with a dogged attention to detail."

Nicholas Shaw in London takes on a wide variety of work across the high-yield space, advising corporates as well as financial institutions.
"Nicholas is very, very smart and a great lawyer."

Richard Fenyes offers considerable strengths in high-yield debt transactions, often representing companies in the healthcare industry. He also routinely assists clients with public and private offerings of investment-grade debt and equity.
"He is a great lawyer who clients love and trust on high-yield matters, and he does some great equity work on the issuer side and on the bank side."

Roxane Reardon is a highly accomplished practitioner whose clients seek her advice on all aspects of debt and equity transactions.
"She handled a very challenging deal very well.""Roxane Reardon is a rock star who is exceptionally talented and a lot of fun to work with."

Todd Crider has a deep knowledge of corporate transactions, with particular strength in capital markets mandates. He is a go-to for Brazil-based transactions.
"Todd really is the best that we've worked with - he has a very good understanding of both the US and local laws in different jurisdictions across Latin America."

Distinguished attorney William Brentani represents issuers, underwriters and private equity sponsors in a wide variety of debt and equity transactions. He is highly sought after for his expert counsel on transactions in diverse sectors, including healthcare, technology and retail.
"The breadth of his practice, his reputation and his client base stand out."

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP


425 Lexington Avenue

New York

New York


NY 10017-3954

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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.


Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

Jaime Mercado
Foreign expert for Latin America-wide
S Todd Crider
Foreign expert for Brazil

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Central United States

Brian Rosenzweig
Up and Coming

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Eastern United States

Arthur D Robinson
Band 1
David Azarkh
Band 5
Joseph H Kaufman
Band 3

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