Mr Brian Chisling > Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10017-3954
United States
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Work Department

Corporate/M&A/Energy Regulatory and Compliance


Partner in the Firm’s Corporate department, focusing on M&A and regulatory matters with respect to transactions in the energy and infrastructure industries. Advises a wide array of infrastructure clients, including electric and gas utilities, independent power producers, pipelines, data storage providers, fiber-optic and other telecommunications companies, private equity funds and financing parties with respect to mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, securities issuances, financings and related federal and state regulatory issues. In the power industry, he has regularly advised American Electric Power, Ohio Valley Electric Corp. and various private equity clients. Career deal highlights for utility and private equity clients include numerous high-profile mergers, such as ITC Holdings’ sale to Fortis, JPMorgan’s sale of its physical commodities trading businesses, American Electric Power’s acquisition of Central and South West Corp., and the acquisition of TXU by a group of private equity firms.


Joined Firm 1994; Partner 2012.


B.A. and B.S., Indiana University (1991); J.D., Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (1994).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Energy transactions: electric power

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Brian ChislingSimpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Combining industry expertise with transactional and regulatory experience, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP advises strategic and private equity clients across M&A, financing transactions, project development, corporate structuring and securing financing. Renewable and alternative power expert David Lieberman leads the team from Houston and can call on the expertise of New York-based Brian Chisling, who specializes in advising independent power producers, electric and gas utilities, pipeline companies, private equity funds and financing parties with respect to M&A, divestitures and securities issuances, as well as related federal and state regulatory issues.

United States > Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power

Led from Houston by David Lieberman, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP‘s energy and infrastructure group attracts regular engagements from a variety of investors, lenders and companies from the power and renewable energy sector. With the ability to assist clients with the entire spectrum of their commercial needs, the team is particularly adept at handling M&A and financing transactions involving solar, wind and other alternative power. Project development, corporate restructuring, securities issuances and regulatory matters are also part of the broad service offering. Practice head Lieberman has led advice to numerous clients in alternative power and renewable transactions, notably M&A and project finance. Matthew Einbinder  in Houston frequently represents borrowers and lenders in financing matters, while Brian Chisling  in New York is a key contact for independent power producers, private equity funds and financing parties in acquisitions and divestitures in the renewables sector.