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Firm Profile

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Firm Profile

New York

  • Profile
  • 425 Lexington Avenue
  • New York
  • New York
  • USA
  • NY 10017-3954

Firm profile submitted by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Chairman, Executive Committee: William R Dougherty
Administrative Partners: J Alden Millard; Lynn K Neuner
Number of partners worldwide: 185 Number of other lawyers worldwide: Approx. 750 

INTERNATIONAL OFFICES
The firm also has offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, London, São Paulo, Seoul and Tokyo.


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 900 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.



M&A & Private Equity:

■ Dell Inc. and Silver Lake in the acquisition of EMC Corporation ($67 billion announced value)
■ ChemChina in its announced $43 billion acquisition of Syngenta
■ Microsoft in its $28.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn
■ Groupe Fnac in its £914 million acquisition of Darty
■ Hilton in the spin-offs of Park Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Grand Vacations
■ Ant Financial in its announced acquisition of MoneyGram
■ Buyouts, including Apax/King Digital; Pamplona/ MedAssets; and investments, including Blackstone/ Cylance; KKR/Darktrace; Riverwood/99; Primavera and Ant Financial/Yum China
Contact: Alan M Klein Tel: 212 455 3188
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Mario A Ponce Tel: 212 455 3442
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
■ Issuers or underwriters in IPOs for Invitation Homes ($1.77 billion); US Foods ($1.2 billion); LINE Corporation (¥115 billion); Auto Trader (£1.39 billion); Acushnet ($378 million); Square ($280 million)
■ Issuers or underwriters in 2016 high yield debt offerings by Dell ($3.25 billion); NXP Semiconductors ($3.25 billion); HCA ($2.7 billion); Acelity ($2.34 billion); Optimum ($1.31 billion); First Data ($900 million); eircom (€700 million); Lions Gate ($520 million); Alliance Automotive (€250 million)
■ Issuers or underwriters in 2016 debt offerings by KfW ($57 billion equivalent); Apple ($23.88 billion); Microsoft ($19.75 billion); Berkshire Hathaway ($14 billion equivalent); Walgreens Boots Alliance ($6 billion); FedEx ($5.4 billion equivalent); Republic of Peru ($4.19 billion equivalent); América Móvil (€1.5 billion) Contact: Arthur D Robinson Tel: 212 455 7086 Email: [email protected]

Banking & Credit:
■ Borrowers in acquisition financings for Dell/EMC ($49.5 billion); Twenty-First Century Fox/Sky (£12.2 billion); Mars/VCA ($9.1 billion) Vista Equity/Solera Holdings ($6.5 billion); Symantec/Blue Coat ($4.65 billion); Pamplona/MedAssets ($2.7 billion); WME Entertainment and Silver Lake/Ultimate Fighting Championship
■ Lenders in acquisition financings for AT&T/Time Warner ($40 billion); Thermo Fisher/FEI ($6.5 billion); Avago/Broadcom ($16 billion); Carlyle/Veritas ($7.4 billion); Lionsgate/Starz ($4.4 billion)
■ Borrowers in credit facilities for LP Group (€1.78 billion), Blackstone ($1.5 billion); L-3 Communications ($1 billion); and lenders in credit facilities for General Electric ($20 billion); Sprint ($6 billion); Gartner ($1.8 billion); Signet Jewelers Limited (over $1 billion)
Contact: Patrick J Ryan Tel: 212 455 3463
Email: [email protected]

Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations:
■ Securities litigation victories: Alibaba; Best Buy; Lehman Brothers; MDC Partners; Weight Watchers
■ Valeant in securities and RICO class actions
■ Board of a major Fortune 50 company in connection with shareholder derivative demands
■ Board of Wounded Warrior Project in highly publicized investigation; DOJ-appointed global FCPA monitor for Avon; SEC investigation into accounting for Hain Celestial; and other securities, corporate fraud, cyber hacking, OFAC and FCA matters
■ USF&G in a major reinsurance case
■ M&A litigations: KKR/KFN; Clearwire/Sprint; Silver Lake/EMC
■ Daiichi Sankyo in ICC arbitration
■ Ponzi scheme-related litigations
■ Jury trial win for IOENGINE in patent dispute
■ Bankruptcy proceedings of Gawker Media
Contact: Paul C Curnin Tel: 212 455 2519
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jonathan K Youngwood Tel: 212 455 3539
Email: [email protected]

Antitrust:
■ Merger control: ChemChina/Syngenta; Ahold/Delhaize; NXP/Freescale; DIRECTV/AT&T
■ Tradeweb in interest rate swaps class action
■ Deutsche Bank in US Treasury securities litigation
Contact: Peter Thomas Tel: 202 636 5535
Email: [email protected]

Private Funds:
■ Acted as sponsor counsel on a number of recent global fund raisings, including: Apax IX, Arlon Latin America Partners, Blackstone Energy Partners II, Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII, Bridgepoint Europe V, Carlyle Energy Mezzanine Opportunities Fund II, Charterhouse Capital Partners X, Coller International Partners VII, CVC Growth Partners, Drawbridge Realty Partners, EQT Mid Market U.S., KKR Real Estate Finance, Macquarie Asian Infrastructure Fund, Platinum Equity Capital Partners IV, Prime Finance Partners V, Riverstone Credit Partners, TCV IX
Contact: Michael W Wolitzer Tel: 212 455 7440
Email: [email protected]

Bankruptcy & Restructuring:
■ Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the bankruptcy proceedings of Gawker Media and its affiliates
■ Senior lenders, distressed investors, sponsors, acquirers or financiers in the Chapter 9 or Chapter 11 proceedings or exit financings for Shoreline Energy, Patriot Coal, Paragon Offshore, Logan’s Roadhouse, Hawker Beechcraft, Halcón Resources, LightSquared, Jefferson County, Alabama, Quicksilver Resources
Contact: Sandeep “Sandy” Qusba Tel: 212 455 3760
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Infrastructure:
■ EQT Infrastructure in its announced acquisition of Lumos Networks
■ ITC Holdings in its $11.3 billion sale to Fortis
■ Fieldwood Energy and Templar Energy in restructuring transactions
Contact: David Lieberman Tel: 212 455 3545
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
■ Blackstone in its $6.5 billion sale of a 25% equity interest in Hilton Worldwide Holdings to HNA Group
■ Centerbridge in its $1.68 billion sale of Carefree Communities to Sun Communities
■ KSL Capital Partners in its acquisition of Outrigger Hotels and Resorts
Contact: Gregory J Ressa Tel: 212 455 7430
Email: [email protected]

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
  • 900 G Street, NW,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20001
  • Tel +1 202 636 5500
  • Fax +1 202 636 5502
  • 600 Travis Street,
  • Suite 5400,
  • Houston,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 77002
  • Tel +1 713 821 5650
  • Fax +1 713 821 5602