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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

New York

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP - New York
  • 425 Lexington Avenue
  • New York
  • New York
  • USA
  • NY 10017-3954
  • Tel:+1 212 455 2000
  • Fax:+1 212 455 2502
  • Web:
  • Chairman, Executive Committee: William R Dougherty
  • Administrative Partners: Alan M Klein; Jonathan K Youngwood
  • Number of partners worldwide: 188
  • Number of other lawyers worldwide: Approx. 650

Firm Overview:
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is widely recognised as one of the pre-eminent law firms in the world. The firm devotes to its clients the legal talent and skill of over 850 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 recognises the business needs of clients in light of prevailing commercial and legal realities. The firm has played a substantial role in many of the most complex and noteworthy transactions and litigations of the last decade.

Main Areas of Practice:  

M&A & Private Equity:
• NXP Semiconductors in announced $40 billion merger with Freescale Semiconductor
• BC Partners-led consortium in $8.7 billion acquisition of PetSmart
• Office Depot in $6.3 billion announced sale to Staples
• KKR and Affinity Equity Partners in $5.8 billion sale of Oriental Brewery to Anheuser-Busch InBev
• Blackstone in $5.4 billion acquisition of Gates Corp.
• JPMorgan in $3.5 billion sale of its physical commodities business to Mercuria Energy Group
Contact: Lee A Meyerson
Tel: 212 455 3675
Email: lmeyerson@stblaw.com

Capital Markets:
• Alibaba Group in $25 billion IPO on the NYSE, the largest IPO ever conducted
• Adviser under US and UK laws to Pets at Home on its London Main Market IPO
• Issuers or underwriters in 2014 high yield debt offerings by HCA ($5.5 billion); First Data ($2.125 billion); Tesoro and Tesoro Logistics ($1.6 billion); Marfrig ($1.125 billion); Realogy ($750 million); Stonegate Pub Company (£400 million)
• Issuers or underwriters in 2014 debt offerings by KfW (equivalent of $47 billion); Oracle ($10 billion); Pfizer ($4.5 billion); MasterCard ($1.3 billion); Sirius XM Radio ($2 billion)
Contact: Arthur D Robinson
Tel: 212 455 7086
Email: arobinson@stblaw.com

Banking & Credit:
• Borrowers in acquisition financings for Office Depot announced sale to Staples ($6.3 billion); Big Heart Pet Brands announced sale to The J.M. Smucker Company ($5.8 billion); Blackstone/Gates ($5.4 billion); Sheridan Healthcare sale to AmSurg ($2.35 billion); TDR Capital/ IMO Car Wash (£210 million)
• Lenders in acquisition financings for Thermo Fischer/ Life Technologies ($12.5 billion); Avago Technologies/ LSI ($5.1 billion); Kinder Morgan acquisitions ($5 billion); Darling/Vion Ingredients ($2.65 billion)
• Borrowers in credit facilities for HCA; NXP; Vantage Energy; Grupo Antolin and lenders in credit facilities for Chesapeake Energy; California Resources Corporation; Kate Spade; Empresas ICA
Contact: Patrick J Ryan
Tel: 212 455 3463
Email: pryan@stblaw.com

Private Funds:
• Acted as sponsor counsel on a number of the largest global private equity fund raisings in 2013 and 2014, including: Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV, CVC Capital Partners VI, Centerbridge Capital Partners III, Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VIII, Platinum Equity Capital Partners III, Silver Lake Partners IV and Sycamore Partners II
Contact: Thomas H Bell
Tel: 212 455 2533
Email: tbell@stblaw.com

Litigation & Arbitration:
• RBS, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Countrywide Financial and other entities and individuals in residential mortgage-backed litigation and/or investigations
• JPMorgan in connection with LIBOR interest rate manipulation cases and a 2nd Circuit affirmance of dismissal in auction rate securities class actions
• Pfizer in 10b-5 securities cases asserting misrepresentations of side effects of blockbuster drugs
• Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma, achieving a significant victory in an ICC arbitration of a cross-border dispute over the supply price of the drug REMICADE®
• Cisco, Qualcomm, Intel, Spotify, and Daiichi Sankyo in complex IP litigation
• A major insurance company in obtaining multiple back-to-back summary judgments involving a defense contractor’s coverage claim for environmental losses
Contact: Paul C Curnin
Tel: 212 455 2519
Email: pcurnin@stblaw.com
Contact: Thomas C Rice
Tel: 212 455 3040
Email: trice@stblaw.com

Antitrust:
• Office Depot in its merger with OfficeMax; Virgin Atlantic in its joint venture with Delta Air Lines; Eaton in its acquisition of Cooper Industries
• International Swaps and Derivatives Association in a multi-district antitrust litigation brought by buy-side participants in the credit default swaps market
• Priceline.com in class actions alleging a price-fixing conspiracy for hotel room rates
Contact: Kevin J Arquit
Tel: 212 455 7680
Email: karquit@stblaw.com
Contact: Matthew J Reilly
Tel: 202 636 5566
Email: matt.reilly@stblaw.com

Bankruptcy & Restructuring:
• Senior lenders, distressed investors, sponsors, acquirers or financiers in the Chapter 11 proceedings or exit financings for Hawker Beechcraft, Idearc, LightSquared, Lee Enterprises, Oriental Trading, Jefferson County, Alabama, DirectBuy, Kodak, Cengage Learning, Velti and LifeCare Holdings
Contact: Sandeep “Sandy” Qusba
Tel: 212 455 3760
Email: squsba@stblaw.com

Energy & Infrastructure:
• Financing providers for American Energy acquisition of Permian Basin oil and gas properties
• PPL Corporation in proposed Reverse Morris Trust transaction with Riverstone Holdings
• GeoSouthern in $6 billion sale of its Eagle Ford and midstream subsidiaries to Devon Energy
Contact: David Lieberman
Tel: 212 455 3545
Email: dlieberman@stblaw.com

Real Estate:
• Glimcher Realty in $4.3 billion acquisition by Washington Prime Group
• Hilton Worldwide in $1.95 billion sale of the Waldorf Astoria New York to Anbang Insurance Group
• Blackstone in announced $8.1 billion sale of IndCor Properties
Contact: Gregory J Ressa
Tel: 212 455 7430
Email: gressa@stblaw.com

Branches

  • 425 Lexington Avenue,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10017-3954
  • Tel +1 212 455 2000
  • Fax +1 212 455 2502
  • Website : www.simpsonthacher.com
  • 1999 Avenue of the Stars,
  • 29th Floor,
  • Los Angeles,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 90067
  • Tel +1 310 407 7500
  • Fax +1 310 407 7502
  • 2475 Hanover Street,
  • Palo Alto,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94304
  • Tel +1 650 251 5000
  • Fax +1 650 251 5002
  • 1155 F Street NW,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20004
  • Tel +1 202 636 5500
  • Fax +1 202 636 5502
  • 2 Houston Center,
  • 909 Fannin Street,
  • Houston,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 77010
  • Tel +1 713 821 5650
  • Fax +1 713 821 5602