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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
115 F STREET, N.W
WASHINGTON D.C. 20004
United States

Dispute resolution > Financial services litigation Tier 1

At Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, the financial service team is noted for its expertise in securities and derivatives litigation, where the practice represents prominent clients in a varied range of disputes. In 2021, the practice was highly active in defending banks in litigation related to their roles as underwriters of initial public offerings. The team has also recently handled a number of cases involving special purpose acquisition companies; a particular specialism of Jonathan Youngwood, who is regularly involved in cases relating to the Investment Company Act. Youngwood co-heads the practice and the firm’s global litigation department alongside Lynn Neuner. Elsewhere, the practice continues to represent prominent banks in antitrust cases, with a particular focus on rate and market manipulation claims, and the team’s work in enforcement and prosecutions includes representing clients facing investigations from the SEC and CFTC. Youngwood and Neuner are both based in New York, where Joseph McLaughlin and Craig Waldman are also names to note in securities litigation. The firm also boasts a strong presence on the West Coast, with James Kreissman a key figure in the Palo Alto office. The team brought on Marc Berger and Martin Bell in New York in June and July 2021, respectively; both partners have substantial governmental experience, with Berger joining from the SEC and Bell from the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of NY.

Practice head(s):

Lynn Neuner; Jonathan Youngwood

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘I had one matter I worked with the firm on. The quality of the team assembled and the personalized approach to my particular situation was impressive’

‘My team was lead by Simona Strauss. Her knowledge of this area of law, the key stakeholders involved, and my individual position on the matter were differentiated. Her personal attention to the case was much appreciated.’

‘Pinnacle of the profession. As good as it gets in complex securities cases.’

‘Jonathan Youngwood is a star. Smart and strategic.’

 

Key clients

The Blackstone Group, L.P.

Brighthouse Financial, Inc.

Countrywide Financial Corporation

Deutsche Bank Group

Goldman Sachs

JPMorgan Chase

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc.

ProAssurance Corporation

The Toronto-Dominion Bank

Velocity Financial

Work highlights

  • Represented Deutsche Bank in dismissal of a proposed class action alleging banks colluded in Mexico bond market.
  • Represented JPMorgan Chase in litigation involving the alleged manipulation of LIBOR.
  • Represented a medical payments company in SPAC-related Delaware Chancery case and securities class actions.

Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes Tier 1

The New York-based team of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP impresses with in-depth know-how in a variety of disputes relating to securities, commercial contracts, bankruptcy, antitrust, business torts, insurance, class actions, government and internal investigations. Its client portfolio includes major national and international companies, often from the technology, pharmaceutical and insurance sectors, as well as financial institutions. A recent highlight is representing Twitter in successfully resolving multiple securities class actions and derivative lawsuits in the Northern District of California and San Mateo Superior Court. Civil securities-specialist Jonathan Youngwood leads the practice alongside Lynn Neuner, who is often engaged in litigation involving securities, mergers, insurance coverage and false advertising disputes. Bryce Friedman‘s broad practice encompasses strategic concerns, disputes and employee matters. Another name to note is Linton Mann III  who covers securities, shareholder derivative disputes, class actions, antitrust and complex commercial disputes. Former assistant US Attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York Martin Bell joined the team in July 2021.

Practice head(s):

Lynn Neuner; Jonathan Youngwood

Other key lawyers:

Bryce Friedman; Linton Mann III; Martin Bell

Testimonials

‘Outstanding securities litigators and true litigators; keenly aware of market trends and instill a high degree of confidence in clients and D&O carriers. And a pleasure to work with as co-counsel.’

‘I worked very closely with Jon Youngwood: extraordinary attorney. Good, solid people to work with and true experts in their field, which is a rare combination.’

Key clients

Alibaba

Ally Financial

Bumble

Deutsche Bank

Discover Financial Services

Hilton Worldwide Holdings

IFM Investors

Jabil Inc.

JOYY

JPMorgan Chase

Bayer/Maty’s Healthy Products

Micron Technology

MultiPlan

Pfizer

Qutoutaio

River Partners Capital Management

SeaWorld

TD Bank

The Travelers Companies and its affiliates

Twitter

UBS AG

USI Insurance Services

Valeant Pharmaceuticals (n/k/a Bausch Health Companies, Inc.)

Work highlights

  • Represented Travelers in continuing a summary judgment winning streak in a major, centimillion-dollar environmental case.
  • Acted for dozens of insurers in defense against Medicare fraud allegations against the insurance industry.
  • Counseling Twitter in successfully resolving multiple securities class actions and derivative lawsuits in Northern District of California and San Mateo Superior Court.

Dispute resolution > M&A litigation: defense Tier 1

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York has long been a market leader in M&A litigation and continues to be involved in cutting-edge matters, with a prime example is its work for technology company MultiPlan Corporation in the most prominent SPAC-related case in the market. The matter, in which MultiPlan was dismissed from the case, concerns allegations of breach of fiduciary duty in the merger with special purpose acquisition company Churchill III and claims that the merger was inherently conflicted. The case, led by practice co-head Jonathan Youngwood and up-and-coming partner Stephen Blake, is a milestone in reshaping the law to accommodate the unique qualities of SPACs. Paul Curnin retired in 2021, with seasoned trial lawyer Lynn Neuner taking up his role has global co-chair of litigation, alongside Youngwood. The firm has a deep bench of talented litigators, among them Peter Kazanoff, who is acting for Envision Healthcare Corporation in shareholder litigations concerning its $9.9bn sale to KKR; Palo Alto-based James Kreissman, who frequently acts for global technology companies; and Craig Waldman, who is also heavily involved in the Envision case.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Youngwood; Lynn Neuner

Key clients

The Blackstone Group L.P.

CBS Corporation (n/k/a ViacomCBS)

Digital Colony Partners

Envision Healthcare Corporation

Gramercy Property Trust

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Multiplan Corporation

Silver Lake Partners

Sirius XM Holdings Inc.

TD Bank Group

Vivint Solar, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing MultiPlan Corporation in SPAC-related Delaware Chancery Case and securities class actions.
  • Representing the Special Committee of a target company in litigation arising from its $9.25bn acquisition by Brookfield Property Partners.
  • Representing Silver Lake Partners in a consolidated securities class action against Dell in Delaware Court of Chancery.

Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense Tier 1

At Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, the practice is ‘adept at litigating, mediating and trying cases', specializing in industry-challenging high-stakes securities matters, in both the regulatory enforcement arena and in securities litigation. Among high-profile examples in 2021 is the firm’s work for Twitter, which the firm represented in obtaining the dismissal of a Securities Act claim in the California Superior Court, and favorably settled another securities fraud class action. Jonathan Youngwood, who is ‘superior in securities litigation‘, leads the practice with Lynn Neuner, who took over the reins following the retirement of Paul Curnin. They are based in New York, where up-and-coming partner Craig Waldman is a also key member of the practice. Waldman was part of a team that defended Bausch Health Companies in a securities class action, numerous individual actions and a related RICO class action. In Palo Alto, James Kreissman, who led the Twitter case with Youngwood, and emerging talent Stephen Blake are the standout practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Youngwood; Lynn Neuner

Other key lawyers:

James Kreisssman; Craig Waldman; Stephen Blake; Janet Gochman

Testimonials

‘The team at Simpson is extraordinarily strong. Led by Jonathan Youngwood, the team is adept at litigating, mediating and trying cases. What is all too often a weakness at OTHER firms, it is a strength at Simpson. Effortlessly aggressively litigating creating leverage but being able to transition to then leveraging that high powered litigation in the settlement context but with a deft hand and touch for the settlement dynamic. The industry also understands that when Jon is handling the case, he will also try the case if need be.’

‘Top of the market and the profession. Clients have great confidence in their ability to get results.’

‘Jonathan Youngwood is superior in securities litigation.’

‘In my opinion, they are at the top of the class for securities litigation defense work. Remarkably effective defense lawyers who have an incredible understanding of the legal and practical aspects of defending against 10b claims.’

‘Jon Youngwood and Janet Gochman are extraordinary lawyers. Very easy to work with under trying circumstances. They instill confidence in clients and carriers alike.’

‘Outstanding legal acumen.’

‘Once they dig in, they understand the business and the record better than we do!’

Key clients

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd

Allakos Inc.

Bausch Healthcare (f/k/a Valeant Pharmaceuticals)

The Blackstone Group, LP

Deutsche Bank AG

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Micron Technology, Inc.

Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc.

ProAssurance Corporation

SeaWorld

The Toronto-Dominion Bank

Twitter

Velocity Financial

ViacomCBS Inc. (f/k/a CBS Corporation)

Work highlights

  • Representing Valeant Pharmaceuticals in obtaining dismissals and highly favorable resolutions in multiple suits.
  • Acted for Velocity Financial in securing dismissal in pandemic-related securities class action.
  • Representing Twitter in successfully resolving multiple securities class actions and derivative lawsuits in Northern District of California and San Mateo Superior Court.

Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has an impressive mix of investment grade and high-yield debt engagements from both issuers and underwriters. The fully-rounded and extensive practice is also at the forefront of convertible debt offerings and equity-linked instruments, derivatives and other key DCM products. Its client base features a range of major corporate issuers, first-time issuers, private equity houses and investment banks. Kenneth Wallach is an experienced figure in investment grade and high-yield debt, along with restructuring-related offerings. John Ericson is noted for underwriter-side engagements for both investment grade and high-yield debt offerings, including transactions linked to leveraged buyouts. Ryan Bekkerus is a key figure in leveraged finance-driven high-yield offerings. Roxane Reardon and Marisa Stavenas are also noted for convertible debt and liability management transactions respectively. Of counsel Kevin Kennedy and partner William Brentani are key names in Silicon Valley. Arthur Robinson has stepped down as head of the capital markets group.

Practice head(s):

Joshua Ford Bonnie; Roxane Reardon; Kenneth Wallach

Testimonials

‘I had never worked on a convertible offering for a public company, so the transaction was new to me. I greatly appreciated having the team at Simpson Thatcher advising me on the process and documents. They clearly are leaders in the convertible offering area and the relationship they had with the lenders’ counsel was very beneficial in getting the offering done.’

‘Roxane Reardon was the primary partner on the offering and she provided excellent securities law and transaction advice.’

Key clients

Academy Sports & Outdoors

Airbnb, Inc.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited

Aramark

Ashton Woods

Aston Martin Capital Holdings Limited

Avantor, Inc.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bentley Systems, Incorporated

The Blackstone Group

Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.

BMO Capital Markets Corp.

BofA Securities

The Carlyle Group

Caterpillar

CBRE

Change Healthcare Inc.

Cigna Corporation

Citigroup

Cooper-Standard Automotive

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

CVS Health Corporation

Dell Inc.

Dollar General Corporation

Dropbox, Inc.

EQT Corporation

Essential Utilities, Inc.

FedEx Corporation

Garda World Security Corporation

Gates Industrial Corporation plc

GCP Applied Technologies

GFL Environmental

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

The Hershey Company

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.

ITC Holdings

Jefferies

J.P. Morgan Securities

KKR

KKR Financial Holdings

Marriott

Mars

Microsoft Corporation

Morgan Stanley & Co.

National Vision Holdings, Inc.

Pfizer

PPD, Inc.

Progress Software Corporation

RBC Capital Markets

RBS

Sirius XM Radio Inc.

Summit Materials

The Travelers Companies, Inc.

UnitedHealth Group

Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Wells Fargo Securities

ZoomInfo Technologies

Work highlights

  • Advised the underwriters in the $21bn senior notes offering by AerCap Ireland Capital DAC and AerCap Global Aviation Trust, subsidiaries of AerCap Holdings N.V., the second largest debt transaction in 2021 to date. The proceeds from the offering will be used to fund a portion of the cash consideration to be paid in its acquisition of GE Capital Aviation Services, the aviation leasing business of GE.
  • Advised the underwriters in the $1bn ten-year sustainability bond offering by Pfizer, Inc. Pfizer will use the proceeds to finance or refinance, in whole or in part, research and development expenses related to Covid-19 vaccine research and development, capital expenditures in connection with the manufacture and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines and other projects of Pfizer or any of its subsidiaries that have environmental and/or social benefits.
  • Advised Dell Technologies Inc. in its spin-off its 81% equity ownership interest in VMware, Inc. The terms include a significant simplification to the corporate ownership structure of VMware and an $11.5bn to $12bn special cash dividend to be paid to all VMware stockholders immediately prior to the spin-off.

Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has a well-rounded and high-end equity offerings practice, driven by a balanced mix of investment bank, private equity sponsor and general corporate clients. The firm has gained further traction in SPAC IPOs and de-SPAC transactions. With its history in private equity, the firm has really benefitted from the trend of private equity sponsors taking their portfolio companies public. The firm has made further progress in representing tech companies and unicorns, thanks in part to the success of its Palo Alto office and the activities of its esteemed private equity clients such as Silver Lake Partners and Blackstone. A team led by leading equity capital markets specialist Joshua Ford Bonnie  advised Blackstone portfolio company Bumble on its headline $2.5bn IPO. Kenneth Wallach also has an excellent record in novel transactions, including for regular client Silver Lake Partners. Joseph Kaufman and Roxane Reardon are highly rated, along with Ryan Bekkerus. William Brentani and Kevin Kennedy are key names in Palo Alto. All named individuals are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Joshua Ford Bonnie; Roxane Reardon; Kenneth Wallach

Key clients

10x Genomics

Academy Sports & Outdoors

Airbnb, Inc.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited

American Electric Power Company, Inc.

Avantor, Inc.

Bentley Systems, Incorporated

The Blackstone Group

Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.

BMO Capital Markets Corp.

BofA Securities

BrightView Holdings, Inc.

Bumble Inc.

CBRE

Certara

Change Healthcare

Citigroup

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

Dropbox, Inc.

EQT Corporation

Essential Utilities Inc.

First Advantage Corporation

First Data Corporation (n/k/a Fiserv)

Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. (n/k/a Ingersoll-Rand)

Gates Industrial Corporation plc

GFL Environmental

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Grocery Outlet Holding Corp.

Invitation Homes

Jefferies

J.P. Morgan Securities

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc.

Morgan Stanley & Co.

PPD, Inc.

RBC Capital Markets

RBS

Silver Lake

Velocity Financial

Wells Fargo Securities

ZoomInfo Technologies

Work highlights

  • Advised the issuers or underwriters in multiple SPAC IPOs, including the underwriters in Compass Digital Acquisition Corp’s IPO.
  • Advised Bumble on its IPO, one of the largest technology IPOs of 2021, and its subsequent secondary offering.
  • Advised the financial advisors in the direct listing by Roblox, the largest direct listing in history.

Finance > Capital markets: global offerings

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has a history of advising on bulge-bracket and headline transactions. The firm has a market leading presence in both investment grade and high-yield debt, especially on the manager side. The firm also has a strong reputation with issuers, particularly those in Latin America. Well established teams in London, Hong Kong and Tokyo, have also brought it further credibility in Europe and Asia. The firm has worked on a number of US capital markets offerings for Asian businesses. Moreover, New York partners Juan Francisco Méndez and Jaime Mercado are well plugged into the Latin America region, and the Sao Paulo office, headed by Grenfel Calheiros, has also played a pivotal role in bringing a series of major Brazil equity and debt deals to the firm. Among a number of headline deals, the Latin America group recently represented Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Entel) on its $800m offering of 3.05% senior notes due 2032.

Practice head(s):

Joshua Ford Bonnie; Roxane Reardon; Kenneth Wallach

Testimonials

‘The team is partner-led and carefully managed to keep it as lean as possible but as big as needed to deliver excellent service.’

‘Their track record in capital markets would not be beaten by any others given their strong commitments to the market. They keep themselves updated in market practice in addition to legal trends. Further, they manage transactions very efficiently with highly respected partners and well-capable associates. Unlike their competitors, they are a solution provider rather an issue spotter.’

 

Key clients

AerCap Holdings N.V.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited

Ambipar Participacoes e Empreendimentos S.A.

ARUHI Corporation

Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.

Aston Martin Capital Holdings Limited

Aura Minerals Inc.

Barclays

BK Brasil Operação e Assessoria a Restaurantes S.A.

BNP Paribas

Boa Vista Serviços S.A.

BRF S.A.

Calisen plc

Celulosa Arauco y Constitución S.A.

Cirsa Gaming

Citigroup

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

Credit Suisse

Cury COnstrutora e Incorporadora S.A.

Daiwa Securities

Deutsche Bank

Embotelladora Andina S.A.

GDS Holdings Limited

GFL Environmental Inc.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

HENSOLDT AG

Intercorp Financial Services Inc.

J.P. Morgan

Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)

Logicor

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.

Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.

Mizuho Securities

Morgan Stanley

MUFG

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.

Nomura Securities, Ltd.

Qudian Inc.

Republic of Guatemala

Republic of Peru

RBC Capital Markets

Ruhnn Holding Limited

Shinsei Bank

Société Générale

Stonegate Pub Company Financing plc

TD Securities

Unigel Luxembourg S.A.

Via Varejo S.A.

Wells Fargo Securities

XPeng Inc.

YAGEO Corporation

YPF Energía Eléctrica S.A. (YPF Luz)

Work highlights

    Finance > Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is consistently at the forefront of the high-yield debt market, both for issuers and underwriters. The high-yield practice is rated for standalone transactions and those as part of leveraged financings, which is a particular forte for them. The firm advised on well over 100 high-yield deals in both 2020 and 2021; it achieves this volume of deals despite having a relatively small senior-bench compared to its natural competitors. Along with its prestigious underwriter client base, its swathe of private equity clients and their portfolio companies, the firm is also recognised for its regular engagements in deals involving first-time issuers. It has also made an impression in ESG and sustainability-linked financings. The firm is further noted for advising on deals involving high-yield issuers that are looking to achieve investment grade status. Roxane Reardon is a rounded debt capital markets specialist with an especially strong record in underwriter engagements. Kenneth Wallach is rated for private equity-related deals and transactions in the technology sector. Both are based in New York. The lauded Arthur Robinson has stepped down as global head of capital markets.

    Practice head(s):

    Joshua Ford Bonnie; Roxane Reardon; Kenneth Wallach

    Other key lawyers:

    John Ericson; Richard Fenyes; David Azarkh; Ryan Bekkerus; Marisa Stavenas; Arthur Robinson; Hui Lin; Kevin Kennedy

    Testimonials

    ‘The team has tremendous depths within its high-yield debt practice. The team is well versed on what is happening in the markets and how investors are likely to react to new or changed terms. The team includes a diverse group of individuals.’

    ‘The lawyers are practical and responsive. They are all very knowledgable as well.’

    ‘Best people, best ideas, great to work with.’

    ‘Art Robinson – best capital markets partner on Wall Street. Commercial, solution oriented, loves challenging deals.’

     

    Key clients

    Academy Sports & Outdoors, Inc.

    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.

    American Tire Distributors

    Ancestry.com

    APX Group Holdings, Inc. (a/k/a Vivint Smart Home)

    Aramark

    Ashton Woods

    AssuredPartners, Inc.

    Avantor, Inc.

    Axis Specialty Finance LLC

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    BC Partners

    Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.

    BMC Software, Inc. (an indirect subsidiary of Boxer Parent Company Inc.)

    BMO Capital Markets Corp.

    The Carlyle Group

    Cedar Fair, L.P., Canada’s Wonderland Company, Magnum Management Corporation, and Millennium Operations LLC

    CHS/Community Health Systems, Inc.

    CNO Financial

    Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc.

    Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

    Dell Inc.

    Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

    The E.W. Scripps Company

    Finance of America

    First Data Corporation

    First Reserve

    Garda World Security Corporation

    Gates Industrial Corporation

    GFL Environmental Inc.

    Global Medical Response, Inc.

    Goldman, Sachs & Co.

    HCA Inc.

    Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.

    Home Point Capital Inc.

    Hub International Limited

    Ingersoll Rand Inc. (f/k/a Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc.)

    Jefferies

    J.P. Morgan Securities

    K. Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc.

    KKR Financial Holdings

    KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc.

    Masonite International Corporation

    Mr. Cooper Group Inc. and its subsidiary Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc.

    Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

    Multiplan Corporation

    Performance Food Group Company

    PPD Inc.

    PPL Corporation

    RBS

    Silver Lake

    Sirius XM Radio Inc.

    Summit Materials

    Teleflex incorporated

    Teine Energy Ltd.

    TPC Group Inc.

    Wash Multifamily Acquisition Inc.

    Weight Watchers International, Inc.

    Wells Fargo Securities

    Zayo Group Holdings, Inc.

    ZoomInfo Technologies Inc.

    Work highlights

    • Advised the initial purchasers in the inaugural high-yield debt offering by Roblox.
    • Advised ZoomInfo Technologies in its inaugural high-yield debt offering and its high-yield debt offering in connection with the financing of its acquisition of Chorus.ai.
    • Advised the initial purchasers on the financing transactions, including a high yield debt offering by DT Midstream in its spin-off from DTE Energy Company’s non-utility natural gas pipeline, storage and gathering business.

    Finance > Commercial lending

    One of New York’s premier finance firms, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is noted for its continued ability to sit at the very top of both the lender and borrower side markets, representing an impressive range of leading investment banks, private equity sponsors, direct lenders and corporate borrowers in numerous high-value, complex transactions every year. The group’s lender practice is best known for its longstanding relationship with JP Morgan; William Sheehan is a key name in this regard and recently co-led a team, alongside practice head Patrick Ryan, which represented the bank in a $41.5bn senior unsecured bridge loan to finance the combination of AT&T’s WarnerMedia with Discovery. With regards to borrower work, James Cross continues to advise on acquisition financing, while Jennifer Hobbs assists corporate borrowers such as Dell Technologies with securing multi-billion credit facilities. Outside of New York, the firm expanded its partner ranks in January 2021 with the promotion of Michael Vernace in California.

    Practice head(s):

    Patrick Ryan

    Other key lawyers:

    James Cross; Jennifer Hobbs; William Sheehan; Alexandra Kaplan; Alden Millard; Brian Steinhardt; Matt Einbinder

    Key clients

    Ancestry.com

    Aramark Corp

    Avantor

    Best Buy

    Blackstone

    BrightSpring Health Services

    BMC Software

    CBRE

    Cigna Corp

    Cimpress

    Dell Technologies

    Dillard’s Inc

    Edelman Financial

    EQT

    First Student and First Transit

    Heartland Dental Care Inc

    Hilton Grand Vacations

    Internet Brands Inc

    KKR

    Mars Inc

    MultiPlan Inc

    MyEyeDr

    National Mentor Holdings Inc

    Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc

    Recorded Books Inc

    Sirius XM Radio Inc.

    Southwest Airlines Co

    Ultimate Fighting Championship

    Ultimate Software Inc

    USI Inc (USI Insurance Services)

    Vivint Inc

    VMWare

    Waystar Inc

    WW International Inc

    Zayo Group Holdings

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    Bank of Montreal

    Bank of Nova Scotia

    BNP Paribas

    CIBC

    Citigroup

    Crédit Agricole

    Credit Suisse

    Deutsche Bank

    Goldman Sachs

    HSBC

    JPMorgan

    KeyBank National Association

    Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated

    Morgan Stanley

    MUFG Union Bank

    Royal Bank of Canada

    Scotiabank

    Société Générale

    Toronto Dominion (Texas)

    UBS

    Wells Fargo

    Borrower Side

    Ancestry.com

    Aramark Corp

    Avantor

    Best Buy

    Blackstone

    BrightSpring Health Services

    BMC Software

    CBRE

    Cigna Corp

    Cimpress

    Dell Technologies

    Dillard’s Inc

    Edelman Financial

    EQT

    First Student and First Transit

    Heartland Dental Care Inc

    Hilton Grand Vacations

    Internet Brands Inc

    KKR

    Mars Inc

    MultiPlan Inc

    MyEyeDr

    National Mentor Holdings Inc

    Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc

    Recorded Books Inc

    Sirius XM Radio Inc.

    Southwest Airlines Co

    Ultimate Fighting Championship

    Ultimate Software Inc

    USI Inc (USI Insurance Services)

    Vivint Inc

    VMWare

    Waystar Inc

    WW International Inc

    Zayo Group Holdings

    Lender Side

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    Bank of Montreal

    Bank of Nova Scotia

    BNP Paribas

    CIBC

    Citigroup

    Crédit Agricole

    Credit Suisse

    Deutsche Bank

    Goldman Sachs

    HSBC

    JPMorgan

    KeyBank National Association

    Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated

    Morgan Stanley

    MUFG Union Bank

    Royal Bank of Canada

    Scotiabank

    Société Générale

    Toronto Dominion (Texas)

    UBS

    Wells Fargo

    Work highlights

    • Advised Blackstone and other investors in connection with the financing related to their majority investment in Medline Industries, Inc.
    • Advised JPMorgan Chase Bank, Goldman Sachs Bank, and Goldman Sachs Lending Partners in connection with senior unsecured bridge term loans in an amount up to $41.5bn for the announced combination of AT&T’s WarnerMedia with Discovery.
    • Advised Citigroup Global Markets, Goldman Sachs Bank and Goldman Sachs Lending Partners on a bridge term loan facility of up to $24bn for AerCap Holdings to finance its $30bn acquisition of GE Capital Aviation Services.

    Industry focus > Environment: transactional Tier 1

    The team at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP handles environmental implications of myriad market-leading deals for a huge variety of clients active in many industries with operations in various legal and regulatory regimes. The team provides key support to the firm’s corporate department, assisting with the identification, allocation and management of environmental risks in the context of M&A, capital markets, credit and bankruptcy transactions. Advising on regulatory and enforcement developments, including those involving climate change and sustainability, are also part of the group’s broad service offering. Furthermore, the department is often retained by clients from the chemical, pulp and paper, energy and mining sectors in relation to environmental statutory and regulatory obligations. Adeeb Fadil, who is based in Washington DC, is recognised for his extensive experience in assessing and managing the environmental aspects of transactions, including M&A, securities offerings and restructurings. Fadil jointly leads the team with Mike Isby in New York who also specialises in environmental law compliance in consequential transactions.

    Practice head(s):

    Adeeb Fadil; Mike Isby

    Testimonials

    ‘They integrated seamlessly into the broader transaction team initiatives, allowing for a smooth and efficient process for reaching agreement on the transaction.’

    ‘Adeeb Fadil demonstrated a keen ability to distinguish between the consequential and inconsequential matters.’

    Key clients

    AMERGINT Technologies

    Apax Partners

    The Blackstone Group LP

    BorgWarner Inc.

    Centerbridge Partners

    Genesee & Wyoming

    Goldman, Sachs & Co.

    Harsco Corporation

    Hellman & Friedman

    Hovnanian Enterprises

    Ingersoll Rand

    Johnson Controls International plc

    J.P. Morgan Chase

    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

    Microsoft Corporation

    PPL Corporation

    Quirch Foods Holdings

    Silver Lake Partners

    Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

    Snow Phipps

    Vivint Solar

    Waste Management, Inc.

    Work highlights

    • Represented Blackstone, Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman in connection with their majority investment in Medline Industries, Inc., one of the largest PE deals in recent years.
    • Acted for CBRE Acquisitions Holdings, Inc., a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by CBRE Group, Inc., in its entry into a definitive business combination agreement with Altus Power, Inc.
    • Advised Global Infrastructure Partners (“GIP”) in connection with the sale of its 25.7% stake in Freeport LNG Development, L.P. (“Freeport”) to JERA Americas Inc. for $2.5bn.

    Industry focus > Insurance: advice to insurers Tier 1

    In addition to advising clients on issues ranging from data breaches to reinsurance collection, the team at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP handles disputes in state and federal courts across the United States. This includes high-profile coverage disputes as well as complex commercial litigation such as Medicare fraud allegations brought against the insurance industry. The contentious practice is augmented by a strong corporate practice on behalf of insurers. Leading the team is ‘brilliant‘ insurance expert Mary Beth Forshaw together with co-chairs of the global litigation department Jonathan K. Youngwood and Lynn K. Neuner, a trusted advisor of key client Travelers. While Susannah Geltman left the firm in December 2021, the bench also includes Bryce Friedman, who contributes strengths in allegations of fraud and False Claims Act violations and Joshua Polster, who defends against claims relating to biometric privacy violations. Counsel Summer Craig is a notable up-and-comer. All lawyers are based in New York.

    Testimonials

    ‘Mary Beth Forshaw is a rock star. I love her. She is so smart and strategic. She’s a great collaborator. She is a tireless worker and is brilliant. She has beaten me in the past, and I am glad to be working with her now. Bryce Friedman is an impressive strategists and writer. He thinks on another level.’

    If you have a major issue, an exceptionally high value or critical claim, Simpson is where you turn. They are expensive, but you appreciate the value of the legal services. They are tremendous writers and do a great job collaborating with co-counsel. They understand and are dedicated to the industry.

    Key clients

    AIG

    American Family Insurance

    American Property Casualty Insurance Association

    AXA XL

    Beazley Group

    Berkshire Hathaway insurance subsidiaries, including AmGUARD Insurance Company and National Indemnity Company

    Brighthouse Financial

    Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London

    Chubb

    FM Global

    IFG Insurance Group

    New York State Superintendent of Financial Services

    Swiss Reinsurance America Corporation and its affiliates

    Travelers

    Utica Mutual Insurance Company

    Work highlights

    • Represented Travelers in a dispute concerning Northrop Grumman’s claims for insurance coverage for a bodily injury purported class action and a natural resource damage claim by the State of New York
    • Represented AmGUARD Insurance Group, Utica National Insurance Group, American Family Insurance Group and FM Global Insurance in connection with insurance claims and commercial litigation arising from COVID-19.
    • Representing Travelers, Berkshire Hathaway, and Chubb alongside other insurers in Medicare fraud allegations against the insurance industry.

    Investment fund formation and management > Private equity funds (including venture capital) Tier 1

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP‘s ‘truly excellent‘ offering is regularly singled out for being ‘exceptionally in tune with the market‘, and is recognized as a ‘guiding force‘ in the private funds space. The firm has particular expertise in raising ‘mega funds’ – which have over $3bn in commitments – and frequently advises on many of the largest private equity funds raised globally. GP-led secondaries transactions are another core focus; the group recently cemented its reputation in this space with the arrival of Lauren King, who was previously co-head of Goodwin‘s secondaries practice. 2022 has also seen plenty of internal growth at the partner level, with a spate of promotions, including those of Deborah Gruen and Audra Cohen. Team lead Michael Wolitzer continues to count some of the largest and best known sponsors of private investment funds among his clients, as well as regularly representing sponsors in other alternative asset classes including real estate, energy and distressed debt. All named lawyers are based in the New York office, which also fields recommended practitioners Barrie Covit, Thomas Bell, Glenn Sarno and Rony Rothken.

    Practice head(s):

    Michael Wolitzer

    Other key lawyers:

    Barrie Covit; Thomas Bell; Glenn Sarno; Jonathan Karen; Parker Kelsey; Lauren King; Crystal Frierson; Rony Rothken; Deborah Gruen; Audra Cohen

    Testimonials

    ‘This is the best team that we work with globally. Excellent knowledge of the industry and the players, the terms and good availability.’

    ‘Rony Rothken is an excellent practitioner. He really knows his stuff and is an exceptional lawyer. He is very impressive and has excellent knowledge and robust negotiation skills.’

    ‘They have been a guiding force in market information.’

    ‘Best in class. They see and know the market for private funds in the real estate, infrastructure, private equity and private credit spaces.’

    ‘Partners come prepared and ready to lead engagements. Associates are incredibly bright and quickly gain experience negotiating with institutional investors and fund formation. If there is a trend in the marketplace, they are aware of it and can advise on it.’

    ‘Exceptionally in tune with the market and the needs of private equity and private debt sponsors. They have a real sense of how to advise their clients in an appropriate and beneficial commercial sense and are not just legal advisors.’

    ‘The excellent, truly excellent, manner of providing advice. It is essentially unbeatable.’

    ‘Michael Wolitzer remains the dean of the fund formation bar.’

    Work highlights

    • Assisted Hellman & Friedman with the establishment of Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners X, which closed at $24.4bn.
    • Advised Silver Lake on raising approximately $20bn for Silver Lake Partners VI.
    • Assisted Blackstone with the establishment of its $4.5bn inaugural growth equity fund, Blackstone Growth.

    Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional Tier 1

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s expertise in the private equity space continues, with the team praised for its ‘excellent and pragmatic advice’ to private equity funds and their portfolio companies, as well as some of the firm’s corporate clients, on the executive compensation and employee benefits aspects of high-end M&A and IPOs. Brian Robbins leads the practice and regularly handles ERISA Title 1 issues, while Laurence Moss focuses on leveraged buyout transactions. Gregory Grogan recently represented Microsoft in its pending $19.7bn acquisition of Nuance Communications, and David Rubinsky advises private equity investors and the management teams of their portfolio companies on equity compensation arrangements. Jeannine McSweeney acts for clients across the financial services, technology and healthcare sectors on a range of executive compensation and employee benefit arrangements, and Andrew Blau handles equity and deferred compensation plans, as well as tax and securities-related issues. Palo Alto-based Tristan Brown notably advises private equity funds, including Silver Lake Partners and KKR, in M&A deals. Named attorneys operate from the firm’s New York office unless otherwise stated.

    Practice head(s):

    Brian Robbins

    Testimonials

    ‘The team provides excellent and pragmatic advice.’

    Key clients

    AEA Investors

    Alibaba Group

    American Family Insurance

    AMP Capital

    Ant Financial

    Apax Partners

    The Blackstone Group

    BlackRock LTPC

    BMC Stock Holdings

    BorgWarner

    BrightView

    The Carlyle Group

    CBRE

    Centerbridge Partners

    CorePoint Lodging

    Corsair Capital

    Daiichi-Sankyo

    Dell Technologies

    Dorman Products

    EQT Partners

    First Reserve Corporation

    Garda World

    GI Partners

    Grocery Outlet

    Harsco

    Hellman & Friedman

    Hilton Grand Vacations

    Hilton Worldwide

    Ingersoll Rand

    Johnson Controls

    JPMorgan Chase

    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR)

    KSL Partners

    Laureate Education

    Lightyear Capital

    Lindsay Goldberg

    Mars, Incorporated

    Masonite

    Mass Mutual

    Melrose Industries

    Meridian Capital

    Microsoft Corporation

    Nielsen Holdings

    NN, Inc.

    Northwood Investors

    Owen & Minor

    Palladium Equity Partners

    Patricia Industries

    People’s United Bank

    PetSmart

    PPD, Inc.

    PPL Corporation

    SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.

    Silver Lake Partners

    Sony Capital

    Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

    StonePoint Capital

    Teleflex Inc.

    Toronto Dominion Bank

    TPG Sixth Street Partners

    USAA

    US Bank

    Vivint Smarthome

    Vivint Solar

    Walgreens

    Weight Watchers

    Yaego Corporation

    Work highlights

    • Represented Blackstone, Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman in connection with their majority investment in Medline Industries, Inc.
    • Representing PPD in its entry into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
    • Representing a major dating app in an IPO, approximately valuing at $2.5bn.

    M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: large deals ($1bn+) Tier 1

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's team of 'first-rate M&A practitioners' has a long-established reputation for expertise across a broad variety of corporate transactions including joint ventures, negotiated and unsolicited mergers and takeovers, minority investments and buyouts. Kathryn King Sudol is also an expert in respect of LBOs, going-private transactions, securities law and strategic investments, serving as practice co-head alongside Eric Swedenburg, who complements his transactional prowess with shareholder activism, corporate governance and general corporate knowhow. Lee Meyerson fronts the firm's financial institutions practice, handling a plethora of sector-specific deals, while Alan Klein is significantly well-versed in fintech, technology and healthcare-related transactions. Mario Ponce is another integral name to the practice, leveraging three decades worth of experience. Referenced lawyers are based in New York.

    Practice head(s):

    Kathryn King Sudol; Eric Swedenburg

    Other key lawyers:

    Testimonials

    ‘First-rate M&A practitioners.’

    ‘Eric Swedenburg is calm and resourceful under pressure; he knows the art of the possible.’

    Key clients

    51job, Inc.

    Bentley Systems, Incorporated

    Best Buy Co. Inc.

    Blue Buffalo

    BMC Stock Holdings

    BorgWarner Inc.

    The Bountiful Company

    Change Healthcare Inc.

    Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc.

    CSL Behring

    Dell Technologies

    Fifth Third Bancorp

    First Data Corporation

    Genesee & Wyoming

    Gerdau S.A.

    Harsco Corporation

    Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.

    IBERIABANK Corporation

    Ingersoll Rand, Inc.

    Johnson Controls International

    L3 Harris

    Mars, Inc.

    McKesson Corporation

    Melrose Industries PLC

    Microsoft Corporation

    The Mosaic Company

    NN, Inc.

    The ODP Corporation

    Paysafe Group Holdings Limited

    People’s United Bank

    PG&E Corporation

    PPD Inc.

    Refinitiv

    RPM International Inc.

    Sirius XM Radio Inc.

    SoftBank

    Sony Music Entertainment

    SunPower Corp

    TCF Financial Corporation

    Teleflex Incorporated

    The Toronto-Dominion Bank

    Versum Materials

    Vistra Energy Corp.

    Vivint Smart Home, Inc.

    Vivint Solar, Inc.

    Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

    Waste Management, Inc.

    Work highlights

    • Advised Dell Technologies in its $52bn spin-off of VMware.
    • Advising the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of Apollo Global Management in the announced $29bn merger of Apollo and Athene Holding.
    • Advising Microsoft Corporation in connection with its announced $19.7bn acquisition of Nuance Communications.

    M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts Tier 1

    Praised for its ‘knowledge‘ and ‘leadership‘ within the private equity market, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is a regular advisor to many of the largest and most active funds in the market, handling bulge-bracket and volume mandates for the likes of Blackstone, Apollo, and Warburg Pincus, alongside many others. The firm advises on major buyouts and portfolio transactions, including several of the largest deals in the market, and is able to handle complex arrangements such as carve-outs, take-privates, and consortium arrangements such as Blackstone, Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman’s majority investment in Medline Industries, Inc. ‘True leaderMarni Lerner co-heads the team, and remains a leading name in the market, regularly handling high-profile deals such as KKR’s $4.7bn buyout of Global Atlantic, which also saw a key role for Katie Sudol. Co-head Elizabeth Cooper is noted for her active work on behalf of Blackstone, most notably the $5bn acquisition of The Chamberlain Group from Duchossois alongside Anthony Vernace, who continues to establish himself as a go-to for major private equity deals. The highly experienced Gary Horowitz is a senior figure within the team who offers strategic guidance to funds clients, while Palo Alto-based Atif Azher is a key figure for the firm on the West Coast and particularly strong in tech sector transactions. Michael Holick has a growing profile within the market, and is increasingly active on behalf of many of the firm’s bulge-bracket clients and portfolio companies. Lawyers are in New York unless otherwise stated.

    Practice head(s):

    Marni Lerner; Elizabeth Cooper

    Testimonials

    ‘Unparalleled market knowledge and unquestionable market leadership in the private equity space.’

    ‘Marni Lerner is a true leader in this field whose market knowledge and excellent client bedside manner is so appreciated.’

    Key clients

    AEA Investors

    Alinda Capital Partners

    Angeles Equity

    Apax Partners

    Apollo Global Management

    BC Partners, Inc.

    BlackRock LTPC

    The Blackstone Group

    Calera Capital

    The Carlyle Group

    Centerbridge Partners, L.P.

    Clearlake Capital

    Corsair Capital

    CVC Capital Partners

    EQT Partners

    First Reserve

    Genstar

    Global Infrastructure Partners

    Hellman & Friedman

    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

    KSL Capital Partners

    Lexington Partners

    Lindsay Goldberg LLC

    New Mountain Capital

    Oaktree Capital Group

    Patricia Industries

    Palladium Equity Partners, LLC

    Platinum Equity Capital Partners

    Primavera Capital Group

    Riverstone Holdings LLC

    Silver Lake Partners

    Snow Phipps Group

    Sterling Partners

    Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

    Stone Point Capital LLC

    Technology Crossover Ventures

    True Wind Capital

    Warburg Pincus

    Work highlights

    • Advised Blackstone, Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman on their majority investment in Medline Industries, Inc.
    • Advised EQT VIII fund and Aldevron on its $9.6 billion sale of Aldevron to Danaher Corporation.
    • Advised Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners on its $8.1 billion acquisition of Astound Broadband.

    Real estate Tier 1

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP integrates its multidisciplinary real estate practice with its bank financing, capital markets, M&A and private funds expertise. From New York, Gregory Ressa chairs the practice, where he specializes in representing estate opportunity funds in M&A and financings. Other key in the same office include Scott Kobak, Sasan Mehrara, Krista Miniutti and Whitney Salinas; all highly experienced counsel for private equity firms and portfolio companies in commercial acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and financings.  

    Practice head(s):

    Gregory Ressa

    Testimonials

    ‘STB’s real estate practice cannot be topped. With incredibly smart partners and a collaborative team with talented junior associates, Simpson is the one law firm I would trust to figure out a large and complicated transaction. Not only are they incredibly good at what they do, they anticipate issues before they even come up and make the entire process more seamless and efficient.’

    ‘Sas Mehrara’s technical capability and knowledge base makes him one of the top real estate partner’s in the industry.’

    Key clients

    Blackstone

    KKR

    The Carlyle Group

    Hilton Worldwide Holdings

    Northwood Investors

    Centerbridge

    Crown Acquisitions

    Invitation Homes

    BioMed Realty

    CorePoint Lodging

    Lindsay Goldberg

    Westbrook Partners

    Pure Industrial Real Estate

    Great Wolf Resorts

    Motel 6

    Kaufman Astoria Studios

    Work highlights

    • Advised Blackstone in connection with its $14.6bn recapitalization of BioMed Realty.
    • Advised Blackstone in connection with the acquisition of QTS Realty Trust by Blackstone Infrastructure Partners, Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. and other long-term perpetual capital vehicles managed by Blackstone in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $10bn.
    • Advised Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (BREIT) in its acquisition of Home Partners of America (HPA), valuing the company at $6bn. BREIT’s investment in HPA is supported by its perpetual capital, enabling a truly long-term approach to the management of the properties.

    Tax > Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations) Tier 1

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s tax-exempt practice is based in New York and led by the deeply experienced David Shevlin who has over two decades of expertise in the field. The group has an excellent market reputation handling high-end matters for leading public charities, private foundations and donors across litigation and corporate, and has demonstrable strength in corporate tax issues. Senior counsel John Bennet leads the firm’s endowment advisory practice and is recommended for program-related investments whilst Jennifer Franklin is the name for charitable gift-planning. Also in the core group is Maura Whelan who advises on domestic and international grant making. Highly rated associate Kevin Roe is ‘excellent and really clever’ according to peers and advises higher education institutions and healthcare clients on endowments.

    Practice head(s):

    David Shevlin

    Other key lawyers:

    Testimonials

    ‘STB is the preeminent not-for-profit legal team, particularly on investment related issues. Huge amount of experience across the team. When I started my current role, I had the mandate to setup the investment function, including governance process, for a major, complex US Foundation. The STB team has been critical in all aspects of standing up the investment function, spanning from governance framework, compliance process, taxation, review of investment agreements, structuring of major donations, and more, essentially acting as our in-house counsel on all investment legal issues.’

    ‘Dave Shevlin is a star. His legal knowledge superb. His team is top-notch. And his ability to work with multiple stakeholders and navigate towards a workable solution has been invaluable.

    ‘Its hard to comprehend how John Bennett accomplishes the volume of work that he does. His industry knowledge is incredible, and his work ethic is second to none. I think he’d could be a partner leading a not-for-profit practice at another law firm. From my understanding, he lead all aspects of the day-to-day review of investment agreements. Given the pace of fund raising this year, the fact that STB has not missed a beat is stunning.’

    Maura Whelan, Jane Pennebaker, and Kevin Roe have also made strong contributions and are invaluable members of the team.’

    ‘The Simpson Thacher Exempt Organizations group has unparalleled expertise in this specialized area. They are strong in both the tax and the corporate laws governing nonprofit organizations. They work with a wide range of operating organizations and philanthropies, as well as individual donors, and bring a sophisticated perspective to their work. They are able to advise on complex matters involving the intersection of nonprofit and for-profit organizations.’

    ‘Across the board, the team is responsive, thoughtful, and great to work with.’

    Tax > US taxes: non-contentious Tier 1

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is consistently sought out by a myriad of household name corporates, private equity houses, and banks for its capabilities in major corporate transactions and financings. The team is especially renowned for its fund formation practice, handling many of the largest fundraisings in recent years for some of the biggest names in the space. Jointly spearheading the practice from New York are Nancy Mehlman, a seasoned corporate tax lawyer with significant experience acting for private equity houses, and Marcy Geller, whose broad practice encompasses M&A, REITs, and corporate restructurings. Jonathan Goldstein specializes in private investment fund formations and financial institution tax advisory, while Russell Light‘s recent highlights include big-ticket SPACs and investments in the healthcare and technology sectors. Andrew Purcell handles multi-billion dollar spin-offs for some of the largest global players in the tech sector, while Washington DC-based Benjamin Rippeon, who joined from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in March 2021, is noted for his fluency in REIT and sovereign wealth fund matters. Clients praise Sophie Staples for her ‘attentive, focused, and knowledgeable’ approach to a broad spectrum of transactions, including joint ventures and securities offerings. All named lawyers are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

    Practice head(s):

    Nancy Mehlman; Marcy Geller

    Testimonials

    ‘Great familiarity with private equity structures, implications during IPO process, and ability to work well with our attest firm tax advisors.’

    ‘Sophie Staples was attentive, focused, knowledgeable, and always provided practical solutions as we worked through legal entity based restructuring to achieve our IPO goals. Sophie was always prepared for meetings and provided context and non-US investor implications I was unaware of.’

     

    Key clients

    Alibaba Group

    Apax Partners

    Apollo Global Management

    The Blackstone Group L.P.

    The Carlyle Group

    Centerbridge Partners

    Dell Technologies Inc.

    Digital Colony

    EQT

    GFL Environmental

    Hellman & Friedman

    Hilton Worldwide

    Ingersoll Rand

    Johnson Controls

    J.P. Morgan

    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., L.P.

    Lightyear Capital

    Macquarie Capital

    Microsoft Corporation

    New Mountain Capital

    People’s United Bank

    Rockpoint Group

    Silver Lake

    The Toronto-Dominion Bank

    Versum Materials

    ZoomInfo Technologies

    Work highlights

    • Represented Dell Technologies in connection with the spin-off its 81% equity ownership interest in VMware, Inc.
    • Represented Blackstone, Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman in connection with their majority investment in Medline Industries, Inc.
    • Represented Hellman & Friedman in connection with its latest flagship fund, Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners X, which closed at $24.4bn.

    Antitrust > Cartel Tier 2

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is active in major new and ongoing antitrust investigations, working with clients across highly scrutinised industries including fintech, financial services, proteins and healthcare, on DOJ and FTC investigations into cartel activity, also regularly representing clients in litigation and against enforcement proceedings. Specific strengths for the firm include global compliance programs and internal investigations, inspections and dawn raids support, and most notably leniency applications, which the team has a successful record in. The practice is overseen by Washington DC-based John Terzaken, whose expertise spans market sector investigations and litigation in all major industries, including standout representations in the financial services and fintech spaces, and Sara Razi, who handles cartel investigations and merger-related antitrust questions alongside civil enforcement, alongside New York’s Peter Guryan, who combines litigation and investigations expertise. DC’s Jeffrey Knox is another high-profile practitioner who represents multinationals and their executives in high-profile and high-stakes investigations, marrying his experience in the cartel space to his strong record in white-collar criminal cases. Also in DC, Abram Ellis is a leader in the field of follow-on cartel damages litigation.

    Practice head(s):

    John Terzaken; Peter Guryan; Sara Razi

    Other key lawyers:

    Testimonials

    ‘The STB antitrust team is the highest performing external counsel I’ve had the pleasure of working with. The level and quality of communication, availability, creativity, expertise, and strategic thinking is exceptional.’

    ‘John Terzaken is the now the external counsel by whom I measure all others. He brings unmatched knowledge, experience, relationships, attention to detail, responsiveness and wisdom to each engagement and interaction. I’ve worked with a fairly broad range of specialist counsel on a global basis and consider John the very best of the best.’

    ‘Simpson Thatcher’s cartel practice is comprised of highly skilled antitrust experts, many of whom have served as senior enforcement officials with competition regulators. We have been impressed with the way in which the firm works collaboratively with our company’s other outside advisors, as well as our team of in-house attorneys.’

    ‘Our company works primarily with John Terzaken. John stands out for his creative thinking and strategic problem-solving skills, which is why he has been trusted to handle some of our most complex matters. By combining his technical knowledge with his DOJ experience, John provides practical guidance for business realities in a way that promotes compliance and leads to business solutions.’

    ‘John Terzaken has an impressive background and great relationships with current regulators. John also gives practical advice focused on solutions for difficult problems.’

    Key clients

    Global Steel-Based Technology Company

    Executive of a Public Advertising Company

    Global Insurance Company

    National Fintech Provider

    Global Protein Supplier

    Global Chemical Company

    Work highlights

    • Representing a national fintech provider in a criminal antitrust investigation into alleged no-poach conduct.
    • Representing a national insurance carrier in a criminal antitrust investigation involving alleged bid-rigging and market allocation.
    • Representing a global financial institution in an investigation into alleged collusion involving brokerage services.

    Antitrust > Merger control Tier 2

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is prolific in merger clearance work, handling a large pipeline of DOJ and FTC filings for corporate and private equity clients, with regular work on behalf of the likes of Blackstone, KKR, and Refinitiv, for whom the firm closed its sale to LSE Group for an estimated $27bn. Alongside its volume of work, the practice is also noted for its involvement in complex merger challenges and investigations, including multijurisdictional approvals processes, with a successful record in clearing Second Requests and other government investigations, as well as representing clients in merger litigation. The team is co-led from Washington DC by Sara Razi, a former senior FTC official with extensive knowledge of agency strategy, who advises on complex merger clearances and investigations in heavily scrutinised industries such as telecoms, media, and healthcare. New York’s Peter Guryan also heads up the team, and is noted for his work on challenging international merger clearances, recently representing TCF Bank in its $22bn merger with Huntington Bank, as well as leading on the Refinitiv deal. DC-based merger review specialist Preston Miller was promoted to partner in 2021, and offers extensive experience obtaining regulatory clearances from domestic and international competition authorities.

    Practice head(s):

    Peter Guryan; Sara Razi

    Other key lawyers:

    Testimonials

    ‘The team worked together in a coordinated, efficient fashion across the several jurisdictions in which filings were made for our global transaction. They accurately anticipated the issues to be addressed and pro-actively prepared for and effectively addressed them. They also calibrated their engagement with the management team according to the management team’s preferences and were very effective in presentations to our board of directors.’

    ‘The Simpson Thacher lawyers on our matter were very capable and operated as a genuine team. Each had his own expertise but all knew the strategy and tactics involved across all of the jurisdictions in play so that our objectives could be achieved most effectively and efficiently.’

    ‘The depth of experience clearly makes this team valuable.’

    ‘I work primarily with Sara Razi. I appreciate that the depth of her experience along with her ability to quickly understand and access a transaction and break it down for the business team.’

    ‘The Simpson Thacher team is fantastic, having great strength in both the US and the EU. What sets the Simpson Thacher team apart is their ability to be both thorough and practical. They don’t look to make a mountain out of a mole hill. Rather, they tend to staff relatively lean and aim to get deep into the subject matter. They also are very pleasant to work with.’

    ‘Peter Guryan – it’s impossible to say too many positive things about Peter. He tends to lead on many of the transactions that raise the most challenging antitrust issues. He works extremely well and efficiently, managing his team in New York as well as coordinating global counsel. He is always calm and collected. Peter is extremely bright and business friendly. And finally, Peter is always available; he is highly responsive.

    Sara has particular strength on media and technology matters. She is excellent to deal with – a really strong team player.’

    Key clients

    Blackstone

    BorgWarner Inc.

    Buckeye Partners, L.P.

    Change Healthcare

    CSL Limited

    Dell Technologies

    Ferro Corporation

    KKR

    L3Harris Technologies

    ODP Corporation

    Refinitiv

    Tradeweb Markets

    Work highlights

    • Advising Refinitiv’s on its $27 billion acquisition by London Stock Exchange Group.
    • Representing Change Healthcare in its announced $13.8 billion acquisition by UnitedHealth Group.
    • Representing TCF Bank in its $22 billion merger with Huntington Bank.

    Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

    The government and internal investigations practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP acts for financial institutions, multinational companies, professional services firms, and senior executives on a range of criminal, regulatory and congressional matters. It has particular expertise in internal investigations, government investigations and compliance, and fields a deep bench which includes former SEC officials and federal prosecutors. The team is headed by Stephen Cutler, Paul Curnin and Jonathan Youngwood with Curnin recommended for securities and derivatives matters, and corporate governance, and Cutler handling governance and regulatory issues. In January 2021, Meaghan Kelly was promoted to partner in Washington DC, while in the summer Martin Bell joined from the US Attorney’s Office SDNY, and Marc Berger joined from the SEC. All named attorneys based in New York unless otherwise stated.

    Practice head(s):

    Stephen Cutler; Paul Curnin; Jonathan Youngwood

    Other key lawyers:

    Cheryl Scarboro; Jeffrey Knox; Michael Osnato; Brooke Cucinella; Sarah Eichenberger; Meaghan Kelly

    Testimonials

    ‘Tremendous depth and great mix of public/government and private experience.’

    ‘Unparalleled availability on a moments notice.’

    ‘Thoroughness even in crisis and time-critical situations.’

    ‘Several smart, practical lawyers with useful prior government experience.’

    ‘Stephen Cutler and Brooke Cucinella are very experienced and talented lawyers.’

    ‘One of the best practices in the business.’

    ‘They have an incredible team with broad experience and expertise.’

    ‘Great mix of people who have served in various parts of government at many different times.’

    Key clients

    AT&T

    BlueCrest Capital Management

    Audit Committee of BorgWarner

    BRF, S.A.

    Demand Committee of Board of Directors of Eagle Bancorp

    Board of ExxonMobil

    JPMorgan

    KT Corporation

    Red Ventures

    Vitol

    Vivint, Inc.

    Elliott Broidy

    AT&T

    BlueCrest Capital Management

    Audit Committee of BorgWarner

    BRF, S.A.

    Demand Committee of Board of Directors of Eagle Bancorp

    Board of ExxonMobil

    JPMorgan

    KT Corporation

    Red Ventures

    Vitol

    Vivint, Inc.

    Elliott Broidy

    Work highlights

    • Advised Vitol on reaching agreements with the DOJ and CFTC regarding alleged corruption and trading issues related to the Latin American “Operation Car Wash” scandal, the CFTC’s first resolution related to foreign corrupt practices.
    • Advised BlueCrest Capital Management on reaching an agreement with the SEC regarding the management of a proprietary fund; largest SEC settlement at the time involving alleged non-disclosure of conflicts of interest by fund manager.
    • Advised the Audit Committee of BorgWarner in an SEC investigation and settlement relating to the company’s restatement of its legal accruals; and company and Board in related derivative litigation and shareholder demands.

    Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate Tier 2

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP places particular focus upon bankruptcy-related litigation, with expertise in the handling of disputes, lender liability, fraudulent conveyance, equitable subordination claims and collateral issues arising from mass-tort related bankruptcies, including representing an investment manager in its adversary proceedings emerging from Verity Health System of California, Inc.’s Chapter 11 cases. Sandeep Qusba, head of the restructuring practice, represents key clients including JP Morgan. Michael Torkin is a founding member of the firm’s private capital and special situations offering. Both practice from the New York office. Personnel changes during 2021 include the promotion of New York's Nicholas Baker to partner.

    Practice head(s):

    Sandeep Qusba; Michael Torkin

    Other key lawyers:

    Elisha Graff; Nicholas Baker; David Zylberberg

    Key clients

    Angelo Gordon

    Apax Partners

    Apollo

    ARM Energy Holdings

    Arsenal Resources

    Ascribe Capital

    Bank of Montreal

    Bausch Health

    Blackstone

    Centerbridge Partners

    Corp Group Banking S.A.

    First Reserve

    Francisco Partners

    G-III Apparel Group, Ltd.

    Goldman Sachs

    GSO Capital Partners

    JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

    MatlinPatterson

    Morgan Stanley Capital Administrators Inc.

    Primavera Capital

    PSP Investments

    Pyxus International Inc.

    Riverstone Holdings

    Royal Bank of Canada

    Silver Lake Partners

    Solus Alternative Asset Management

    Syncreon

    TNT Crane & Rigging

    Wells Fargo Bank

    Work highlights

    • Represented Corp Group Banking S.A. and certain of its affiliates in their Chapter 11 cases.
    • Represented MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners II L.P., as debtors, in a Chapter 11 filing seeking to fully and finally resolve years of litigation in multiple foreign jurisdictions that have hamstrung the Debtors and prevented an orderly liquidation and distribution to their investors.
    • Represented PLM Premier, S.A.P.I. de C.V., Aeroméxico’s loyalty program, in the Chapter 11 restructuring of Grupo Aeroméxico S.A.B. and certain of its affiliates.

    Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power Tier 2

    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.

    Practice head(s):

    David Lieberman

    Other key lawyers:

    Brian Chisling; Matthew Einbinder

    Testimonials

    ‘Knowledgeable in sector. Depth of internal expertise in renewable energy matters.’

    ‘David Lieberman, as partner, knows the client and client team very well and is able to bring lenders’ concerns to the right people on the client side deal team.’

    Key clients

    American Electric Power, Inc.

    BlackRock Energy and Power Infrastructure Group

    Blackstone

    Citibank

    Credit Agricole

    EQT

    Goldman Sachs

    Global Infrastructure Partners

    ITC Holdings

    KeyBank National Association

    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

    Morgan Stanley

    MUFG

    NextEra Energy

    PPL Corporation

    The Royal Bank of Canada

    Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

    Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

    Terra-Gen LLC

    Vivint Solar

    Work highlights

    • Advised EQT Infrastructure V fund on its acquisition of Cypress Creek Renewables.
    • Advised Global Infrastructure Partners on its acquisition of MAP® RE/ES, the renewable energy business of MAP® Energy.
    • Acting for Algonquin Power & Utilities in the announced $2.846bn acquisition by Algonquin subsidiary of Kentucky Power Company and AEP Kentucky Transmission Company from American Electric Power.

    Industry focus > Energy transactions: electric power Tier 2

    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.

    Practice head(s):

    David Lieberman

    Other key lawyers:

    Key clients

    American Electric Power

    BlackRock Energy and Power Infrastructure Group

    Blackstone

    Citibank

    Credit Agricole

    EQT

    Goldman Sachs

    Global Infrastructure Partners

    ITC Holdings

    KeyBank National Association

    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

    Morgan Stanley

    MUFG

    NextEra Energy

    PPL Corporation

    The Royal Bank of Canada

    Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

    Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

    Terra-Gen

    Vivint Solar

    Work highlights

    • Advised EQT Infrastructure V fund on its acquisition of Cypress Creek Renewables.
    • Advised Global Infrastructure Partners on its acquisition of MAP® RE/ES, the renewable energy business of MAP® Energy.
    • Advising Algonquin Power & Utilities on the announced $2.846bn acquisition by Algonquin subsidiary of Kentucky Power Company and AEP Kentucky Transmission Company from American Electric Power.

    Industry focus > Energy transactions: oil and gas Tier 2

    The multidisciplinary Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP practice is co-led by David Lieberman, head of the firm’s Energy and Infrastructure group, and Robert Rabalais, who focuses on lending and capital markets transactions in the oil-and-gas exploration and production segments, as well as in the midstream and related service sectors; both are based in Houston. The firm has strength in capital markets transactions and debt deals for oil and gas companies, as well as being active in a range of oil-and-gas transactions along the value chain – from exploration and production, to midstream, refining and petrochemicals.

    Practice head(s):

    David Lieberman; Robert Rabalais

    Key clients

    Apollo Credit

    ARM Energy Holdings

    Arsenal Resources (fka Mountaineer Keystone)

    Bank of Montreal

    BlackRock

    Blackstone Group

    Glass Mountain Pipeline

    Global Infrastructure Partners

    Goldman Sachs

    JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

    KKR

    Morgan Stanley

    Oil States International

    Post Oak Energy Capital

    Quantum Energy Partners

    Riverstone Credit Partners

    Sixth Street Partners

    Seven Generations Energy

    Stonepeak Partners L.P.

    TNT Crane & Rigging, Inc.

    Venture Global LNG

    Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

    Work highlights

      Investment fund formation and management > Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds Tier 2

      The ‘creative thinkers‘ at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP are especially sought after for their proficiency in serving a particular segment of the market – these are the bulge bracket private equity sponsors who have turned their eyes to the retail shareholder base; the firm’s enviable client base in this niche area includes such notable names as Blackstone, KKR, Carlyle and Apollo, all of whom use the firm for a significant portion of their registered funds work. Away from the specialization, the group also counsels a range of US registered closed-end funds, tender offer funds, BDCs, and their investment advisers and boards of directors on the gamut of issues which may affect them. Rajib Chanda heads up the practice from the Washington DC office, which also fields ‘terrific‘ practitioner David Blass. The recent arrival of counsel Jacqueline Edwards, formerly of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP, further cemented the team’s New York presence.

      Practice head(s):

      Rajib Chanda

      Other key lawyers:

      David Blass; Benjamin Wells; Jacqueline Edwards; Ryan Brizek

      Testimonials

      ‘Committed to training/bringing up new talent. Creative thinkers.’

      ‘Rajib Chanda, Benjamin Wells – great!’

      ‘Very client friendly. Always searching for a solution, rather than responding simply with a yes or no.’

      ‘David Blass is terrific. Very knowledgeable and services driven.’

       

      Key clients

      Affiliated Managers Group

      American Investment Council

      Angelo Gordon & Co

      Apollo Credit Management, LLC

      AQR Capital Management

      Ares Management

      Artisan Partners Asset Management

      BC Partners

      Blackstone Alternative Asset Management

      Blackstone Credit

      Blackstone Real Estate Income Funds

      BofA Merrill Lynch

      Capital Research Group (American Funds)

      The Carlyle Group

      Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

      Cohen & Steers

      Diameter Capital Partners

      Ecofin Investments, LLC

      EIG Global Energy Partners

      Fidelity Investments

      First Eagle Credit

      First Eagle Investment Management

      HarbourVest Partners

      Impact Shares

      Investment Company Institute

      Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.

      JPMorgan Asset Management

      KKR Asset Management

      KKR Real Estate

      Legg Mason Closed-end Funds

      Magnetar Capital

      MFS

      Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

      New Mountain Capital

      Oaktree Capital Onex Falcon Investment Advisors, LLC

      Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (“PIMCO”)

      PGIM Investments, LLC

      Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

      SIFMA Asset Management Group

      Sixth Street

      Skybridge Capital

      Stone Ridge Funds Independent Trustees

      Third Point LLC

      Toronto Dominion Bank

      Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C.

      UBS Securities LLC

      United Services Automobile Association (USAA)

      Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

      Work highlights

      • Advised Blackstone on the first ever multi-class non-traded BDC, Blackstone Private Credit Fund, which has attracted investments averaging over $800m per month since its recent launch.
      • Advised KKR Real Estate Select Trust – the second ever registered investment company that intends to be taxed as a REIT for US federal income tax purposes, and is the first-ever to receive exemptive relief from the SEC to be paid its fees in shares – on its public offering of up to $2bn of common stock.
      • Serving as counsel to the independent trustees of the Fidelity High Income and Equity Funds, including providing ongoing regulatory, compliance and governance advice with respect to the client’s mutual funds registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

      Real estate > Real estate investment trusts (REITs) Tier 2

      The group at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is noted for its expertise in landmark transactional mandates, with strength in depth in M&A and capital markets. The team is renowned for its work with key client Blackstone and has considerable experience representing them in multi-billion-dollar acquisitions and joint ventures, including its $3.1bn acquisition of Canadian real estate investment trust WPT. Based out of New York, practice head Brian Stadler is recommended for M&A and co-leads the group with key partners Gregory Ressa and Edgar LewandowskiNancy Mehlman co-heads the firm’s national tax practice and focuses on real-estate transactions. Also recommended is Benjamin Rippeon in Washington DC who joined from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and advises on the formation of private REITs.

      Practice head(s):

      Gregory Ressa; Brian Stadler; Edgar Lewandowski

      Other key lawyers:

      Key clients

      Blackstone

      Invitation Homes

      J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

      Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust

      CorePoint Lodging

      Blackstone Mortgage Trust

      Citigroup Global Markets

      KKR Real Estate Finance Trust

      BioMed Realty

      Crown Acquisitions

      Goldman, Sachs & Co.

      Centerbridge Partners

      Black Creek Group

      DigitalBridge Group

      Work highlights

      • Represented Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII L.P. and co-investors in the sale of BioMed Realty for $14.6bn to a group led by existing BioMed investors.
      • Represented Blackstone in connection with the acquisition of QTS Realty Trust by Blackstone Infrastructure Partners, Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. and other long-term perpetual capital vehicles managed by Blackstone in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $10 billion.
      • Represented Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc.  in its acquisition of Home Partners of America, valuing the company at $6bn.

      Tax > International tax Tier 2

      Based in New York, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP advises multinationals, investment funds, and banks on tax matters related to major financings, capital markets and M&A transactions, and restructurings. The team also provides tax advice to international real estate investment funds. Co-head of the tax practice Nancy Mehlman is noted for her work in tax matters involving fund formation and investments, and is especially strong advising tax-exempt organizations such as universities and private foundations. Marcy Geller has been promoted to co-head and covers REITs, M&A, and fund formation. She works alongside Russell Light, a specialist in tax matters related to M&A, REITs, and SPACs, as well as Sophie Staples, an expert in M&A, dispositions, and divestitures. Jonathan Goldstein is a key resource for private investment fund formation and tax aspects of M&A. Additionally, international tax planning advisor Benjamin Rippeon joined from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in March 2021.

      Practice head(s):

      Nancy Mehlman; Marcy Geller

      Key clients

      Alibaba Group

      Apax Partners

      Apollo Global Management

      The Blackstone Group L.P.

      The Carlyle Group

      Centerbridge Partners

      Dell Technologies Inc.

      Digital Colony

      EQT

      GFL Environmental

      Hellman & Friedman

      Hilton Worldwide

      Ingersoll Rand

      Johnson Controls

      J.P. Morgan

      Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., L.P.

      Lightyear Capital

      Macquarie Capital

      Microsoft Corporation

      New Mountain Capital

      People’s United Bank

      Rockpoint Group

      Silver Lake

      The Toronto-Dominion Bank

      Versum Materials

      ZoomInfo Technologies

      Work highlights

      • Represented The Bountiful Company in its acquisition by Nestlé for $5.75bn.
      • Represented Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners in its definitive agreement to acquire the Latin American business of Lumen Technologies, Inc. for $2.7bn.
      • Represented BlackRock’s Global Energy & Power Infrastructure team in its take-private of GasLog.

      Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 3

      With ‘a good mix of highly skilled partners, mid-level partners and associates’, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP sports an antitrust practice that defends clients across every major industry with a deep understanding of both the DOJ and FTC. Having opened an office in Brussels in summer 2021, the firm has strengthened its international reach through close collaboration of the Brussels team with the US offices. Sara Razi and John Terzaken in Washington DC, as well as New York-based Peter Guryan head the antitrust and trade regulation practice. Also in New York, Lynn Neuner was recently appointed global co-chair of the firm’s litigation department alongside Jonathan Youngwood, whose expertise spans securities litigation and corporate control in addition to antitrust. DC-based Abram Ellis excels at antitrust matters related to financial instruments, employment issues, and the healthcare industry.

      Practice head(s):

      Sara Razi; John Terzaken; Peter Guryan; Lynn Neuner; Jonathan Youngwood

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘Abram Ellis is a phenomenal advisor – both on day to day advisory matters, but also on complex litigation. He helps us do our business in a more efficient and less risky way. He is a star.’

      ‘Simpson Thacher is a great value and great resource. Their teams are well staffed with a good mix of highly skilled partners, mid-level partners and associates.’

      ‘Our company works primarily with John Terzaken. John stands out for his creative thinking and strategic problem-solving skills, which is why he has been trusted to handle some of our most complex matters. By combining his technical knowledge with his DOJ experience, John provides practical guidance for business realities in a way that promotes compliance and leads to business solutions.’

      Key clients

      Apiture, Inc.

      Booking Holdings Inc.

      Change Healthcare

      Covestro LLC

      Cross Country Healthcare

      Deutsche Bank

      HCA Healthcare, Inc.

      McKesson Corporation

      Micron Technology, Inc.

      Tyson Foods

      Work highlights

      • Represented and obtained a dismissal with prejudice for Deutsche Bank in a class action alleging banks alleging banks conspired to fix prices in the Mexican government bond market.
      • Representing HCA Healthcare, Inc. in class action alleging HCA engaged in anticompetitive tactics.
      • Representing Apiture Inc. in class action alleging a no-hire agreement.

      Finance > Financial services regulation Tier 3

      Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP continues to be a leading practice in the area of transactions involving financial services companies, handling billion-dollar M&A deals, investments and joint ventures. The practice is engaged by a wide variety of clients in this sector, including banks, business development companies, private equity funds, financial holding companies and asset managers. Lee Meyerson leads the team from New York and has deep experience across both banking and M&A, having previously served as the firm’s global head of M&A. Other key figures in the team include Elizabeth Cooper, who has a particular focus on transactions involving private equity and is increasingly active in the growing area of transactions involving financial services companies and special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs).

      Practice head(s):

      Lee Meyerson

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘Thoughtful strategic expert advice. Great team players who integrate well into our team.’

      ‘Lee Meyerson is an outstanding counsel delivering strategic advice at the most senior levels of our organization.’

      ‘Substantial experience and expertise.’

      ‘Experience, expertise and practicality. Strength not only with pure legal expertise, but also advising, counseling, and problem-solving.’

      Key clients

      AXIS Capital Holdings

      Blackstone

      CNO Financial Group, Inc.

      Corsair Capital

      Fifth Third Bancorp

      First Hawaiian Bank

      Goldman Sachs & Co.

      IBERIABANK Corporation

      Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”)

      JPMorgan Chase & Co.

      KeyCorp

      Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

      Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

      Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

      Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.

      Morgan Stanley

      Oak Hill Capital

      Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

      People’s United Financial, Inc.

      Riverstone Holdings

      Sumitomo Life Insurance Company

      Synovus Financial

      TCF Financial

      TD Bank Group

      The Carlyle Group

      The Charles Schwab Corporation

      The Travelers Companies, Inc.

      U.S. Bancorp

      Work highlights

      • Advised TCF Financial Corporation in its $22 billion all-stock merger with Huntington Bancshares Incorporated.
      • Advised Refinitiv in its $27 billion acquisition by the London Stock Exchange Group.
      • Advising U.S. Bancorp in its proposed $8 billion acquisition of MUFG Union Bank’s core regional banking franchise from Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.

      Finance > Project finance

      Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is noted for its ‘breadth of knowledge‘ in the project finance space; the firm is equally adept at advising banks on financing of midstream oil and gas, solar and wind projects as it is working with sponsors on transport infrastructure developments. The Houston office is home to practice head David Lieberman, who advises infrastructure funds and private equity firms on the financing of greenfield developments and M&A, as well as Matthew Einbinder , who in 2021 advised extensively on the Glass Mountain Pipeline project in Oklahoma. Though most of the team is based in Texas, the group also has a presence in the New York office. Shamus Crosby joined the Houston office from Vinson & Elkins LLP in February 2021.

      Practice head(s):

      David Lieberman

      Other key lawyers:

      Ravi Purohit; Amy Beller; Matthew Einbinder; Shamus Crosby

      Testimonials

      ‘Breadth of knowledge in PF and precedent documents/ evolving terms’

      ‘David Lieberman as partner knows client and client precedent documentation extremely well and is able to point lenders to issue that need resolution.’

      Key clients

      BlackRock Energy and Power Infrastructure Group

      Blackstone

      Citibank

      Credit Agricole

      EQT Infrastructure

      Goldman Sachs

      Global Infrastructure Partners

      JPMorgan

      Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

      Morgan Stanley

      MUFG

      NextEra Energy

      The Royal Bank of Canada

      Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

      Terra-Gen LLC

      Work highlights

      • Advised financing parties on the $665m financing for NextEra for over a dozen wind and solar projects across nine states.
      • Advised the lender on its project financing of iM3NY’s construction of a lithium-ion battery Gigafactory, and project financing of Circulus Holdings’ construction of plastic recycling plants
      • Advised a capital markets company in financing of a midstream energy company’s construction of gas processing plants

      Finance > Structured finance: securitization Tier 3

      Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP‘s predominant focus is on esoteric securitizations. Based in New York, the key lawyer is John Schueller, whose broad expertise spans asset-backed commercial paper, aircraft leases, airline ticket and credit card receivables and future revenue streams. He advises both underwriters and issuers, as well as parties in acquisitions where securitizations are involved.

      Practice head(s):

      John Schueller

      Key clients

      Barclays

      BofA Merrill Lynch

      Citigroup

      Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.

      ExteNet Systems

      GSO Capital Partners

      HSBC

      Invitation Homes

      J.P. Morgan Securities

      Mizuho Securities

      MUFG

      Portman Ridge Finance Corporation

      RBC Capital Markets

      Sierra Crest Investment Management LLC

      SummitIG

      TD Securities

      Vantage Data Centers

      Vertical Bridge Holdings

      Wells Fargo Securities

      Work highlights

      • Advised special-purpose subsidiaries of a global private equity investor in connection with an offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of Series 2021-1 Secured Fund Fee Revenue Notes.
      • Advised a tech-focused startup on the first ever securitization financing for multi-tenant, enterprise-focused data centers.
      • Advised Summit Issuer on the first ever securitization financing dark fiber networks.

      Industry focus > Insurance: non-contentious Tier 3

      Gary I. Horowitz, who is known for his expertise in the private equity M&A space and Lee A. Meyerson, who also heads up the firm’s financial institutions group, head up the practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. It acts for clients in insurance industry mergers and acquisitions as well as capital markets transactions with insurance companies. Key capital markets transaction include initial public offerings and follow-on public offerings as well as private placements of debt and equity. Senior insurance counsel Steven DeLott is active in many insurance-related matters.

      Practice head(s):

      Other key lawyers:

      Key clients

      American Family Insurance Mutual Holding Company

      AssuredPartners, Inc.

      AXIS Capital Holdings

      Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

      Cigna Corporation

      CNO Financial Group, Inc.

      Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

      Sedgwick, Inc.

      Sumitomo Life Insurance Company

      The Travelers Companies, Inc.

      Work highlights

      • Represented KKR in the acquisition of Global Atlantic.
      • Represented a major private equity fund in its investment in AIG’s life and retirement business.
      • Represented a manufacturer in its sale of InTelCo Management to Delticus.

      M&A/corporate and commercial > Corporate governance Tier 3

      Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's specialist public company advisory practice advises US and non-US companies on compliance with US securities laws, such as those concerning Exchange Act reporting, stock exchange rules, director and auditor independence and Sarbanes-Oxley. Highlighted for its ‘extensive knowledge base’, the group also has experience of advising clients on internal investigations and inquiries from the SEC and other governmental authorities. Karen Hsu Kelley, who heads up the practice, has ‘an unmatched depth of knowledge’ in areas such as crisis management planning and board structuring. Kelley counts Ferro Corporate and Laureate Education among her key clients.

      Practice head(s):

      Karen Hsu Kelley

      Other key lawyers:

      Charlie Mathes

      Testimonials

      ‘Extensive knowledge base, excellent client communication. Personable attorneys who are incredibly practical.’

      ‘Karen Kelley is a rock star – unmatched depth of knowledge in her practice area, incredibly practical client advice, always abreast of market provisions, incredibly responsive to client needs. Charlie Mathes also has deep knowledge and exceptional work product, always a pleasure to work with.’

      Key clients

      Academy Sports and Outdoors

      AEP

      Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

      Apria

      Aramark

      Ashton Woods

      Bentley Systems, Incorporated

      Brightspring Health

      Brightview

      Bumble

      Caterpillar

      CB Richard Ellis

      Certara

      Cooper-Standard

      Coty

      Ferro Corporation

      Gates Industrial Corporation

      Hilton Worldwide Holdings

      Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc.

      The ODP Corporation

       

      Work highlights

      • Advising Ferro Corporation (NYSE: FOE) (Ferro) on governance and disclosure considerations related to Ferro’s proposed acquisition by Prince International Corporation, a portfolio company of American Securities LLC, for approximately $2.1 billion.
      • Advising The ODP Corporation on governance and disclosure considerations related to its announced plan to spin off its Business-to-Business (B2B) solutions provider into an independent, publicly traded company.
      • Advised Bumble Inc. on governance and disclosure considerations related to its initial public offering of $2.5 billion of Class A common stock and a secondary offering of $1.1 billion of Class A common stock.

      Media, technology and telecoms > Technology transactions Tier 3

      Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has a highly experienced New York-based team that is ‘very quick in understanding complex technological and legal issues‘. The practice provides critical support to the firm’s highly active corporate finance team, with good experience of M&A, financings, capital markets listings and restructurings. This is in addition to an active standalone offering that is regularly involved in significant IP, technology and privacy/cybersecurity transactions, including collaboration and licensing agreements. The IP transactions department is led by the highly regarded and versatile Lori Lesser who also co-chairs the firm’s privacy and cybersecurity practice. Other key individuals include counsel Genevieve Dorment and associate Alysha Sekhon, who is singled out for praise by clients.

      Practice head(s):

      Lori Lesser

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘The team is very quick in understanding complex technological and legal issues. Lori Lesser and Alysha Sekhon are an incredible bench.’

      Key clients

      Blackstone

      Bumble

      CSL Behring

      Dell

      EQT

      Hellman & Friedman

      Johnson Controls

      Microsoft Corporation

      Refinitiv

      TransUnion

      Travelers

      Work highlights

      • Representing Dell Technologies  in connection with the announced agreement to spin-off its 81% equity ownership interest in VMware valued at $52 billion.
      • Representing Microsoft Corporation in connection with its announced $19.7 billion acquisition of Nuance Communications.
      • Representing EJF Acquisition, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, in connection with its announced $8.5 billion business combination agreement and plan of merger with Pagaya Technologies.

      Dispute resolution > Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal) Tier 4

      Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP‘s trial practice is the primary source of its appellate work and sources attest the firm ‘offers a one-stop shop in handling matters right from litigation to appeal‘. The New York-based group blends a strong commercial offering with an active pro bono practice, which ensures a markedly broad practice scope. Jonathan Youngwood is a ‘thoughtful and effective oral advocate‘ and is noted for his expertise in securities litigation, co-heading the team alongside Lynn Neuner. Other key names include Joseph McLaughlin, who has an emphasis on class actions and shareholder derivative suits, and of counsel Paul Curnin.

      Practice head(s):

      Jonathan Youngwood; Lynn Neuner

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      The team is great. The firm offers a one-stop shop in handling matters right from litigation to appeal. There are few firms that I would consider doing this with, STB is one of those firms.’

      The team is efficient, cost-effective, and provides a quality product.’

      Jonathan Youngwood is fantastic. He is very responsive, thoughtful, and provides great insights. On top of that, he is a thoughtful and effective oral advocate.

      Key clients

      Alibaba

      Best Buy

      Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.

      JPMorgan Chase

      Lehman Brothers’ Former Officers

      Pacific Alternative Asset Management Co. and Prisma Capital Partners

      Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners LP

      Travelers

      Vivint, Inc.

      Work highlights

      • Successfully represented Travelers and St. Paul before the Texas Court of Appeals in asbestos direct-action litigation.
      • Acted alongside the Southern Poverty Law Center in litigation challenging the constitutionality of Mississippi’s lifetime voting ban for people with disqualifying criminal convictions.
      • Secured an appellate win for Countrywide reversing a trial court decision and a dismissal with prejudice of claims in residential mortgage-backed securities cases.

      International Trade > International trade Tier 4

      The national security regulatory practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is regularly sought after by major corporates, private equity sponsors and state-owned enterprises to advise on transactional matters. The team frequently acts in conjunction with the firm's corporate and M&A groups to assist with CFIUS-related issues with significant expertise in deals involving elaborate investment structures. Washington DC-based department head Malcolm Tuesley is a 'very experienced CFIUS expert' and his experience spans major transactions in the defense, energy, financial services, telecoms and technology fields. The group also handles economic sanctions and export controls matters, with Washington DC-based antitrust and regulatory specialist Abram Ellis recommended in this regard. New York-based litigator George Wang also advises on international regulatory and compliance matters.

      Practice head(s):

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘They are up to speed with the latest policy regarding the US-China relationship and are able to provide practical solutions to the concerns of US clients.’

      ‘Very experienced CFIUS expert in Malcolm Tuesley, who has handled a wide variety of complex deals.’

      ‘Abram Ellis is the main partner assisting us, and has been able to give hands-on practical advice. The team is also quite available for discussion.’

      Key clients

      Apax Partners

      Bank of America Merrill Lynch

      BC Partners

      BlackRock Infrastructure

      Blackstone Group, L.P./ Blackstone Infrastructure Partners/ Blackstone Real Estate Partners

      CBRE

      EQT Partners

      Garda World Security Corporation

      Genesee & Wyoming

      Goldman Sachs

      Hellman & Friedman

      JPMorgan Chase

      Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

      Microsoft Corp.

      Primavera

      SK Corp.

      Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

      T-Mobile

      Work highlights

      • Advising a consortium of investors (including Blackstone, Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman) in connection with worldwide regulatory approvals for an investment in Medline Industries valued at over $34bn.
      • Representing Microsoft with respect to worldwide regulatory approvals for its acquisition of Nuance Communications for approximately $19.7bn.
      • Advising Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) on worldwide regulatory approvals in connection with its $20.9bn sale to Thermo Fisher Scientific.

      Finance > Structured finance: derivatives and structured products Tier 4

      Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP advises investment banks, corporations, and private equity funds on over-the-counter derivatives, as well as mezzanine financing, currency and commodity hedges, and equity derivatives. Based in New York, team head Jonathan Lindabury is highly experienced in derivative transactions, including margin loans, equity hedging and monetization transactions, and over-the-counter derivatives. Caitlin Wood departed in October 2021.

      Practice head(s):

      Jonathan Lindabury

      Testimonials

      ‘Jon Lindabury is a trusted advisor. He is among the best equity-derivatives lawyers in the field.’

      ‘Jon is among the most knowledgeable lawyers out there. He also is thoroughly versed in derivative structures. He provides savvy legal advise and also can help to efficiently structure transactions. His ability to bridge legal and commercial issues really sets him apart from other practitioners.’

      Key clients

      Alibaba

      Affiliates Managers Group

      Apax Partners

      Aramark

      Barclays

      BC Partners

      Best Buy

      BlackRock

      Blackstone

      Citibank

      Dell Technologies

      EQT

      Essential Utilities

      First Reserve

      GFL Environmental

      Goldman Sachs

      GSO

      Hellman & Friedman

      Hilton Worldwide Holdings

      Invitation Homes

      JPMorgan

      KKR

      Morgan Stanley

      Oaktree

      Qudian

      Silver Lake

      Softbank

      Stonepeak

      Teleflex Incorporated

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      Work highlights

      • Represented Dell Technologies Inc. in connection with the announced agreement to spin-off its 81% equity ownership interest in VMware, Inc. and advice relating to Dell Technologies’ margin loan secured by VMWare shares.
      • Represented an investment vehicle affiliated with Blackstone Capital Partners in connection with a $565m margin loan secured by ordinary shares of Gates Industrial Corporation plc.
      • Represented affiliates of Silver Lake in connection with the purchase of $1bn of 0.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026 of Splunk Inc., and related advice regarding backleverage.

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      Chairman, Executive Committee: Alden Millard

      Administrative Partners: Elizabeth Cooper, Tom Wuchenich

      Number of partners worldwide: 210

      Number of other lawyers worldwide: +800

      The firm: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is widely recognized as one of the pre-eminent law firms in the world. The firm devotes to its clients the legal talent and skill of over 1,000 lawyers with a commitment to hard work, excellence and integrity. The firm takes a business-like approach to advising its clients worldwide across a broad spectrum of corporate transactions and litigation matters by offering straightforward, pragmatic advice that recognizes 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 litigations of the last decade. The firm was named the 2021 “U.S. Law Firm of the Year” by Legal Business.

      Areas of practice
      M&A:
      Simpson Thacher is recognized 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.

      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 counsel of choice for many of the world’s most sophisticated private equity firms. Simpson Thacher’s scale and depth of experience 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 two law firms in Global Private Equity Announced Deals (by value) by Bloomberg in 11 of the past 15 years, and has been named a ‘Private Equity Practice Group of the Year’ by Law360 for ten 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 has been named a ‘Capital Markets Practice Group of the Year’ by Law360 in each of the past eight years.

      Banking and finance: With a widely recognized top-level practice, Simpson Thacher counsels clients on their most sophisticated credit transactions. The firm ranked among the top two firms as legal counsel for each of the past ten years based on financing volume by Loan Pricing Corporation. Clients rely on Simpson Thacher to advise on an array of complex 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. With more than 200 litigators, the practice 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.

      The litigation practice includes:

        • Antitrust and trade regulation
        • Asia litigation
        • Bankruptcy litigation
        • Complex commercial litigation
        • ERISA litigation
        • False advertising litigation
        • Funds regulatory and investigations
        • Government and internal investigations
        • Insurance and reinsurance
        • Intellectual property litigation
        • International arbitration
        • International regulatory and compliance
        • Mergers and acquisitions litigation
        • Product liability and 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. The firm has been selected as a ‘Real Estate Practice Group of the Year’ by Law360 in eight of the past nine years.

      Restructuring and bankruptcy: Simpson Thacher’s depth of 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 (PSIG) executes complex and bespoke strategic credit, opportunistic equity and rescue finance transactions for a broad range of clients. While the team excels at crafting creative and consensual out-of-court solutions to the thorniest disputes, when circumstances demand, the firm’s bankruptcy litigators have extensive experience and sophistication to successfully prosecute complex bankruptcy cases.

      Energy and 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 across the energy and infrastructure sector, 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, clean energy and energy transition; electric, gas and water utilities; exploration and production, midstream, refining and petrochemicals, energy services and all segments of the infrastructure sector, including digital infrastructure.

      Financial institutions: We offer clients unique insight into issues relating to the financial services industry, gained through our extensive deal experience and deep knowledge of the complex and changing regulatory framework. We have represented clients in many of the largest and most complex mergers of the past decades, as well as important and innovative capital raising transactions and regulatory matters ranging from compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act and its implementing regulations to chartering new institutions and obtaining regulatory approvals for expanded banking powers. The firm was named ‘Financial Services Law Firm of the Year (Large Cap)’ and won ‘Financial Services Deal of the Year (Large Cap)’ at The Deal Awards 2021.

      Healthcare: Major players across the healthcare industry – pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical device and equipment manufacturers, health insurance companies, hospitals and other providers – turn to Simpson Thacher for deep experience navigating the complexities of the industry. From structuring multibillion dollar mergers and obtaining antitrust approval to advising on disputes and investigations, our healthcare group combines industry-specific experience with unrivaled excellence in the legal disciplines that most affect healthcare companies.

      Technology: Simpson Thacher is known as a global technology powerhouse that provides practical legal advice with an appreciation for the nuances and subtleties in the economy’s most complex and fast-changing sector. The firm has led some of the most significant and high profile tech matters in recent history, including acquisitions, financings, IPOs, shareholder disputes, cybersecurity issues, government investigations and other litigation matters. Our clients include both well-known players and emerging companies in technology, media and telecommunications, as well as investors, lenders and underwriters. We understand the industry dynamics and challenges faced by companies in this highly competitive space, and render advice tailored to each client’s circumstances and reflective of their key priorities, business model and operations, proprietary IP and the competitive landscape.

      DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
      M&A Eric Swedenburgeswedenburg@stblaw.com+1-212-455-2225
      Private Equity Marni Lernermlerner@stblaw.com+1-212-455-3443
      Private Equity Elizabeth Cooperecooper@stblaw.com+1-212-455-3407
      Capital Markets Joshua Ford Bonniejbonnie@stblaw.com+1-202-636-5804
      Capital Markets Roxane Reardonrfreardon@stblaw.com+1-212-455-2758
      Capital Markets Kenneth Wallachkwallach@stblaw.com+1-212-455-3352
      Banking and Credit Patrick Ryanpryan@stblaw.com+1-212-455-3463
      Litigation Lynn Neunerlneuner@stblaw.com+1-212-455-2696
      Litigation Jonathan Youngwoodjyoungwood@stblaw.com+1-212-455-3539
      Private Funds Michael Wolitzermwolitzer@stblaw.com+1-212-455-7440
      Real Estate Greg Ressagressa@stblaw.com+1-212-455-7430
      Restructuring and Bankruptcy Sandy Qusbasqusba@stblaw.com+1-212-455-3760
      Energy and Infrastructure Breen Hairebreen.haire@stblaw.com+1-713-821-5640
      Energy and Infrastructure Eli Hunteli.hunt@stblaw.com+1-212-455-2553
      Energy and Infrastructure Amy Mahonamy.mahon@stblaw.com+44-(0)20-7275-6595
      Financial Institutions Lee Meyersonlmeyerson@stblaw.com+1-212-455-3675
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