Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Chairman, Executive Committee: William R Dougherty
Administrative Partners: Jennifer Hobbs, Sas Mehrara
Number of partners worldwide:
197 Number of other lawyers worldwide: Over 800

Firm Overview:
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is widely recognised as one of the pre-eminent law firms in the world. The firm devotes to its clients the legal talent and skill of over 1000 lawyers with a commitment to hard work, excellence and integrity. Clients around the world in a wide array of industries turn to Simpson Thacher for advice on their largest and most complex transactions and their most challenging legal disputes. The firm offers straightforward, pragmatic advice that recognises the business needs of clients in light of prevailing commercial and legal realities. The firm has played a substantial role in many of the most complex and noteworthy transactions and matters of the last decade. Law360 recognised the Firm as one of eight law firms that topped its ‘2020 Firms of the Year’ list.

Main Areas of Practice:

M&A:
Simpson Thacher is recognised globally for its role on behalf of parties on all sides of complex M&A transactions, buyouts, stock and asset purchases, restructurings, spinoffs, joint ventures and contested transactions. Simpson Thacher also counsels clients on a broad range of corporate governance and control matters, including proxy contests and challenges by activist investors. The firm was named an ‘M&A Practice Group of the Year’ in four of the past six years by Law360, including 2020.

Private Equity:
Simpson Thacher is the world’s leading legal advisor in the private equity sector. Since the earliest days of private equity, clients have sought Simpson Thacher’s advice across the spectrum of private equity activity and the firm continues to be the firm of choice for many of the world’s most sophisticated private equity firms. Simpson Thacher’s scale and depth give it insight into the needs of every participant in private equity transactions: private equity sponsors, senior bank lenders, subordinated and bridge lenders, management and financial investors and underwriters. The firm has ranked among the top 2 law firms in Global Private Equity Announced Deals (by value) by Bloomberg in 12 of the past 15 years and has been named a ‘Private Equity Practice Group of the Year’ by Law360 for nine consecutive years.

Capital Markets:
Simpson Thacher is a leader in capital markets transactions worldwide. The capital markets practice is prized for its reach and range — from Manhattan to Silicon Valley, from London to Hong Kong, São Paulo and beyond. With a uniquely balanced practice, representing both issuers and underwriters, the firm enjoys a premier standing in advising on IPOs and other equity capital markets transactions, as well as high yield debt, convertible debt and investment grade offerings. Clients rely on Simpson Thacher’s mastery of intricate deal structuring and its experience across the full spectrum of products and industries. The firm was named a ‘Capital Markets Practice Group of the Year’ by Law360 in each of the past seven years.

Banking & Finance:
With a widely recognised top-level practice, Simpson Thacher counsels clients on their most sophisticated credit transactions. The firm ranked #1 as legal counsel for eight of the past ten years based on financing volume by Loan Pricing Corporation. Clients rely on Simpson Thacher to advise on an array of sophisticated credit transactions and financial instruments at all levels of the corporate capital structure. The firm’s practices focus on many areas of the bank and syndicated lending market, including: leveraged finance, acquisition finance, including bridge financing, investment grade finance and project and energy finance.

Litigation:
Clients seek the practice’s advice on high-stakes litigation, cross-border disputes, as well as government and internal investigations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The firm offers a substantial bench of talent to resolve a wide array of legal issues. Clients benefit from the practice’s ability to leverage its broad experience and versatility to address their unique legal and business interests. Recently named “Securities Firm of the Year” for the third consecutive year by Benchmark Litigation; Litigation Department of the Year for Finance (2017 and 2019) and Insurance (2018 and 2020) by New York Law Journal; recognised in the GIR 100 for the sixth year in a row (2015-2020); and as a 2020 Highly Recommended in the GCR 100, among other accolades.

The litigation practice includes:
■ Antitrust & Trade Regulation
■ Asia Litigation
■ Bankruptcy Litigation
■ Class Action Litigation
■ Complex Commercial Litigation
■ ERISA Litigation
■ False Advertising Litigation
■ Funds Regulatory and Investigations
■ Government & Internal Investigations
■ Insurance & Reinsurance
■ Intellectual Property Litigation
■ International Arbitration
■ International Regulatory & Compliance
■ Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation
■ Product Liability & Mass Tort
■ Securities Litigation
■ Whistleblower & False Claims Act

Private Funds:
Simpson Thacher has one of the world’s pre-eminent private funds practices. The practice is global in scope and covers funds with a wide variety of investment criteria, including buyout, hedge, real estate, energy/infrastructure, credit, secondary, venture capital, fund-of-funds and other types of funds pursuing ‘alternative investment’ strategies. The team provides comprehensive advice to many of the world’s best-known institutional alternative asset managers, as well as smaller first-time funds and independent boutiques.

Real Estate:
The firm’s global real estate practice spans all areas of the real estate industry, including sophisticated real estate finance, sales and acquisitions, restructurings, real estate development, joint ventures, co-investments and partnerships. Simpson Thacher’s synthesis of real estate experience with its leading corporate practices — M&A, capital markets, banking and restructuring — allows the firm to offer institutional real estate investors a single source of advice for their most complex real estate matters.

Restructuring & Bankruptcy:
Simpson Thacher’s deep experience in some of the largest and most complex bankruptcies and out-of-court restructurings allows the firm to provide effective, strategic advice to clients across every part of the capital structure, from holders of senior secured debt, to unsecured and subordinated debt, to equity. In addition, the firm’s multidisciplinary Private Capital and Special Situations Investment Group executes complex and bespoke strategic credit, opportunistic equity and rescue finance transactions for a broad range of clients.

Energy & Infrastructure:
Energy companies and their lenders and investors turn to Simpson Thacher for cutting edge legal advice on a broad range of activities throughout the world. The firm is at the forefront of developments in the energy and infrastructure industries, giving the firm the unique perspective necessary to advise a diverse group of clients in all phases of their energy and infrastructure businesses. The practice’s clients work in electric power and transmission; renewable and clean energy, including wind, solar and geothermal; electric, gas and water utilities; exploration and production, midstream, refining and petrochemicals, energy services and all segments of the infrastructure sector. The Firm was named a ‘2020 Energy Group of the Year’ by Law360.

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USA 2021 UK 2021 Europe 2021 Asia-Pacific 2021 Latin America 2021 High Net Worth 2020

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Capital Markets: Debt
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Investment Funds: Private Equity
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China

Banking & Finance: Leveraged & Acquisition Finance (International Firms)
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Chris Lin
Foreign expert for Taiwan
Jin-Hyuk Park
Foreign expert

Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms)


Chris Lin
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Christopher Wong
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Top Ranked Lawyers

Senior Statespeople
Gary I HorowitzCorporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border)
Eminent Practitioners
David SneiderCorporate/M&A: International
Band 1
John Terzaken IIIAntitrust: Cartel
Ian BarrattBanking & Finance
James CrossBanking & Finance
Jennifer HobbsBanking & Finance
Kevin P. KennedyCapital Markets: Debt & Equity: Western United States
Alan CannonCapital Markets: International: US Law
Takahiro SaitoCapital Markets: International: US Law
Barrie B CovitInvestment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
Michael WolitzerInvestment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
Thomas BellInvestment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
Brian M StadlerPrivate Equity: Buyouts
Gary I HorowitzPrivate Equity: Buyouts
Band 2
Patrick J RyanBanking & Finance
Jaime MercadoCapital Markets
S Todd CriderCapital Markets

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425 Lexington Avenue

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New York

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NY 10017-3954

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