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Global 2022
USA Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
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17 Ranked Lawyers

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Capital Markets: Equity: Manager Counsel - USA
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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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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." 

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."

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."

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."

Kevin Kennedy frequently acts 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.
"He is held in incredibly high esteem." "He is a very good, adaptable and commercially-minded lawyer."

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."

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

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."

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

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."

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."

Ranked Lawyers at
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Jaime Mercado
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Foreign expert for Brazil
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Brian Rosenzweig
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Arthur D Robinson
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Joshua Ford Bonnie
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Joseph H Kaufman
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Kenneth Wallach
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Richard Fenyes
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Roxane F Reardon
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David Azarkh
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Lesley C Peng
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Marisa D Stavenas
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Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Western United States

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Dan Webb
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William B Brentani
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Capital Markets: High-Yield Products

Carol Daniel
Expertise based abroad in UK
Gil Strauss
Expertise based abroad in UK
Nicholas J Shaw
Expertise based abroad in UK