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Global 2022
Asia-Pacific Region Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Band 3

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers
Corporate/M&A - Asia-Pacific Region
Band 3
What the team is known for

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has a superb private equity practice attracting high-calibre mandates from leading US and Chinese funds, advising on investments and exits across the region. Maintains a strong China-based private equity practice and also handles private equity mandates in South Asia, as well as from its Japan and South Korea offices. Also active in M&A, advising major Asian corporates on transactions throughout the region and dominating the North Asian market with skilled lawyers housed in Greater China and Japan. The firm offers over two decades of experience advising on high-value M&A work, including headline transactions for clients in the TMT, life sciences and automotive sectors.


"They are committed to providing a high-quality performance," appreciates one client, reporting: "Having seen their work, very high client service and commercial awareness, I have introduced them to a number of people on subsequent occasions."

Clients are quick to single out the "very capable" team, noting: "Their work quality is outstanding."

Stressing its "efficient deal management," one source states: "They have the capability to coordinate multiple parties from different jurisdictions to make the deal move forward. "

Notable practitioners

The head of the Asia practice and main contact in Japan is David Sneider. Hong Kong-based Ian Ho is the main contact for the China practice.