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Scott V Simpson

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Scott Simpson is a luminary of the London corporate market whose caseload consists of transformative cross-border M&A. He co-heads the firm's global M&A practice.
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Scott Simpson is co-head of Skadden’s Global Transactions Practice and a member of the firm’s Policy Committee.

Mr. Simpson has been based in London since 1990 and before that practiced law in Skadden’s New York office throughout the 1980s. Mr. Simpson advises clients on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, including contested and hostile bids. He also has significant experience advising a variety of public companies on complex corporate governance issues.

Mr. Simpson’s transactional experience has been profiled in The American Lawyer, Financial Times, The Evening Standard and The Wall Street Journal.

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In 1999, Mr. Simpson represented Gucci in one of Europe’s most significant takeover defence case studies, successfully resisting a hostile takeover attempt by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA. He then advised Gucci in numerous acquisitions of European luxury goods companies, including its acquisition of Yves Saint Laurent. Mr. Simpson also advised Gucci and the company’s independent directors in connection with PPR’s (now Kering) 2004 successful public offer for all Gucci shares.

In 2005, Mr. Simpson acted for Arcelor SA against an unsolicited US$22.8 billion bid from Mittal Steel N.V., and in the subsequent US$33.8 billion merger of Arcelor and Mittal in 2006. He also represented Mannesmann AG in the US$199 billion acquisition of Mannesmann by Vodafone AirTouch Plc in 1999-2000. This transaction, which began as a hostile takeover, remains the largest corporate acquisition to date.

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