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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
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  • 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
  • Website: www.simpsonthacher.com
  • INTERNATIONAL OFFICES The firm also has offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, London, São Paulo, Seoul and Tokyo.

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 advises 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:

■Vodafone $130 billion sale of its 45% stake in Verizon Wireless to Verizon Communications
■Silver Lake $24.4 billion acquisition of Dell
■Smithfield Foods $7.1 billion strategic combination with Shuanghui International
■Microsoft $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s phone business
■KKR and Affinity Equity Partners $5.8 billion sale of Oriental Brewery to Anheuser-Busch InBev
■Blackstone investment in Versace
Contact: Lee A Meyerson Tel: 212 455 3675
Email: lmeyerson@stblaw.com

Capital Markets:
■Issuers or underwriters in the IPOs of Facebook ($16 billion); Suntory Beverage & Food ($3.9 billion); Hilton ($2.7 billion); SeaWorld ($807 million); The Container Store ($259 million)
■Issuers or underwriters in 2013 high yield debt offerings by First Data ($3.35 billion); NXP ($2.25 billion); SiriusXM ($2.25 billion); Denbury Resources ($1.2 billion); Realogy ($500 million)
■Issuers or underwriters in 2013 debt offerings by KfW (equivalent of $59 billion); TD Bank ($9 billion); Oracle (equivalent of $5.7 billion); Halliburton ($3 billion)
Contact: Arthur D Robinson Tel: 212 455 7086
Email: arobinson@stblaw.com

Banking & Credit:
■Borrowers in acquisition financings for Silver Lake/ Dell ($24.4 billion); Hellman & Friedman/Hub International ($4.4 billion); KKR/Gardner Denver ($3.9 billion); TDR Capital/David Lloyd Leisure (£750 million); Nielsen/Arbitron ($1.26 billion)
■Lead arrangers in acquisition financings for Thermo Fisher Scientific/Life Technologies ($12.5 billion); Perrigo/Elan ($8.6 billion); Linn Energy/Berry Petroleum ($4.9 billion)
■Borrowers in credit facilities for BRF–Brasil Foods, HCA, SunGard Data Systems, Travelex and lenders in credit facilities for Air Lease, AOL, Comcast, eBay, Lions Gate Entertainment, Sprint Nextel
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 2012 and 2013, including: Apax VIII, Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII, Carlyle Partners VI, CVC Capital Partners VI, EQT Infrastructure II, Platinum Equity Capital Partners III, Silver Lake Partners IV and Sycamore Partners
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
■AIG’s Board in review and refusal of shareholder demand for a lawsuit against the US Government and the NY Federal Reserve Bank relating to AIG’s bailout
■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 in Commil case, where Federal Circuit reversed trial court’s finding and established precedent on the impact of a defendant’s good faith belief of a patent’s invalidity
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 counsel to Silver Lake in its acquisition of Dell; Office Depot in its merger with OfficeMax; Virgin Atlantic in its joint venture with Delta Air Lines; Eaton in its acquisition of Cooper Industries; and Siris in the acquisition of Tekelec by Oracle
■Obtaining 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th Circuit affirmance of antitrust class action dismissals against the Fidelity family of title insurance companies and denial of certiorari by the US Supreme Court
■KKR and Blackstone in a purported class action alleging conspiracy among private equity firms to allocate LBOs among them; and Priceline.com in class actions alleging price-fixing 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 Chrysler, DirectBuy, Hawker Beechcraft, Idearc, General Motors, Oriental Trading, Reader’s Digest, Lee Enterprises, MF Global, MGM Studios, Kodak and Cengage Learning
Contact: Peter V Pantaleo Tel: 212 455 2220
Email: ppantaleo@stblaw.com

Energy & Infrastructure:
■Initial purchasers and lenders in the financing of wind generation projects owned by Continental Wind
■GeoSouthern $6 billion sale of its Eagle Ford and midstream subsidiaries to Devon Energy
■Global Tower $4.8 billion sale to American Tower
Contact: David Lieberman Tel: 212 455 3545
Email: dlieberman@stblaw.com

Real Estate:
■Hilton in its IPO and $13.5 billion refinancing
■Blackstone in the formation of Invitation Homes, the largest national single-family rental home platform
■Carlyle in the sale of 650 Madison Avenue, NYC
Contact: Gregory J Ressa Tel: 212 455 7430
Email: gressa@stblaw.com


  • 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
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  • 2475 Hanover Street,
  • Palo Alto,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94304
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  • 1155 F Street NW,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
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  • 2 Houston Center,
  • 909 Fannin Street,
  • Houston,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 77010
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