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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

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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. "He is the best deal partner I have ever worked with," comments one client, who notes: "Despite his seniority he's always willing to get into the weeds and he has incredible knowledge of how to properly structure deals."

Dan Webb provides "very technically proficient" counsel to industry-leading clients on a wide range of capital markets matters. His transactional skill set encompasses public and private offerings of equity and debt, including IPOs.

David Williams "remains a fantastic capital markets lawyer," according to interviewees. He is respected in the Latin America for his skilful handling of a wide variety of transactional work.

Gil Strauss is especially adept at handling high-yield bond offerings. He is a US-qualified attorney resident in the firm's London office.

Jaime Mercado is adept at handling debt offerings and bond issuances as part of his impressive cross-border transactional practice.

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 with major IPOs.

Joshua Ford Bonnie is a distinguished capital markets attorney, who regularly assists clients with high-profile IPOs, among other equity and debt financings. "He's outstanding and did an excellent job," reports an impressed client, adding: "He's probably the most responsive lawyer I've ever worked with. I can call him any time and he always responds."

Kenneth Wallach has a wealth of experience handling major capital markets transactions on behalf of underwriters, corporate issuers and private equity sponsors.

Kevin Kennedy is recognised for his "top-notch" capital markets practice, frequently acting for clients in major debt and equity offerings. He is particularly well known for his expert counsel on IPOs in the life sciences and technology sectors.

Nicholas Shaw is a regarded as a "superb lawyer" who is especially renowned for his knowledge of high-yield products. Sources say: "He has the ability and client skills to seal high-quality deals." He is based in London and also admitted to the New York Bar.

Richard Fenyes is noted for his broad-ranging securities law expertise. He routinely assists clients with public and private offerings of equity and investment-grade debt. He also offers considerable strengths in high-yield debt transactions, often representing companies in the healthcare industry.

Todd Crider has a broad transactional practice which includes noted strength in capital markets mandates. He is particularly well versed in transactions in Brazil. An interviewee reports: "We are incredibly impressed with his work. He has a very good understanding of US and local law across the different jurisdictions of Latin America, in addition to commercial acumen. He's one of the best we have worked with."

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.

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Overview

Simpson Thacher is a global leader in capital markets transactions, acting for clients on all types of offerings, including equity, debt offerings and equity-linked securities offerings, as well as derivatives transactions.

The Firm has served as counsel in connection with some of the largest and most complex IPOs in the world, including the U.S. IPOs of Invitation Homes (2017 – the second largest U.S. IPO of 2017 to date); LINE (2016 – the second largest U.S. IPO of 2016, including global proceeds); Japan Post (2015 – the largest global IPO of 2015); First Data (2015 – the largest U.S. IPO of 2015); and Alibaba (2014 – the largest IPO ever conducted).

The Firm has a premier practice in high yield debt financings. The Firm was ranked #1 in U.S. high yield debt, issuer advisor (by volume and deal count) in 2016 by Bloomberg and #1 in global high yield debt, issuer advisor (by volume and deal count) in 2016 by Thomson Reuters.

In 2016, we handled 64 high yield deals with proceeds over $43 billion, representing the issuers on 37 deals and the managers on 27 deals, ranking #3 on a combined basis (combined issuer and manager representations, by deal count, Thomson Reuters).

Thompson Reuters has ranked the Firm #1 in U.S. high yield debt, issuer advisor (by volume) for nine of the last twelve years. 

For more, visit www.stblaw.com/client-services/practices/corporate/capital-markets.

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity Department

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Capital Markets: Debt & Equity


David L Williams
Foreign expert for Latin America-Wide
Jaime Mercado
Foreign expert for Latin America-Wide
S Todd Crider
Foreign expert for Brazil

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Eastern United States


Arthur D Robinson
Band 2
Joseph H Kaufman
Band 3
Joshua Ford Bonnie
Band 2