Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Concentrates on transactional work for well-known corporates and leading private equity firms. Houses both English and US-qualified lawyers who are adept at handling international work. Counts upon a leading sponsor-side financial institutions practice to advise on related practice areas.

Strengths A client says: "They're very reliable, focused and commercial, and they take a lot of the stress out of doing a deal."

"They're thoughtful and very close to the details, and they take ownership. I think they're outstanding," another adds.

Work highlights Represented United Group with respect to its acquisition of CME's Croatian and Slovenian media portfolio for EUR230 million.

Notable practitioners

Adam Signy
retains his position at the top of the market owing to the "absolutely superb" quality of advice he offers corporates, banks and private equity houses. He is deeply experienced in major M&A and public takeovers.

Sources report that
Ben Spiers
is "very commercial and proactive in helping the client get to where they're going." He is well versed in cross-border M&A, securities offerings and corporate restructuring matters.