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Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

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What the team is known for

Renowned for its ability to handle large and complex debt and equity transactions, representing issuers, underwriters and private equity sponsors. Particularly notable for its skill and experience advising on major IPOs and follow-ons. Also possesses a number of specialists distinguished in the high-yield and investment-grade debt space.

Strengths

"Without a doubt they are my go-to for something complicated that needs the safest pair of hands," says one client.

Another client appreciates that "they handle super complicated, high-profile transactions under immense pressure and they can bring the entire firm to bear to solve the problems."

"They are thoughtful, diligent, they provide the client with bespoke advice and they think creatively," says another interviewee, who also reports that the lawyers "are very good at being proactive."

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."

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 recognized 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." 

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."

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."

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 optimizes the balance between the legal and commercial elements." "Marisa is an extraordinary lawyer, mixing clear thinking and focus with a dogged attention to detail."

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."

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."

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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

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Ranked Lawyers

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.

USA - Nationwide

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
Joshua Ford Bonnie
Band 2
Kenneth Wallach
Band 4

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