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. Broad industry focus includes advising on deals in the real estate, insurance and telecommunication spaces.


A client reports: "They provide a very high-quality service. They're attentive, proactive in offering advice and very strong technically."

Work highlights

Represented Office Depot in the sale of its European business to the Aurelius Group.

Notable practitioners

Adam Signy is a luminary of the London corporate market who commands respect for his role in market-leading public and private M&A deals. His client base is composed of top-tier corporates and private equity sponsors.

Ben Spiers is a highly capable practitioner with a strong reputation for his handling of complex M&A, corporate restructurings and securities offerings. One client admires that he "works very hard and delivers."