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S. Todd Crider
Partner

Av. Presidente Juscelino
Kubitschek, 1455 12th Floor, Suite 121
São Paulo, SP 04543-011
Brazil

425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017-3954
Phone:  +55-11-3546-1003
Fax:  +55-11-3546-1002
Phone: +1-212-455-2664
Fax: +1-212-455-2502
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Todd Crider is a Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP where he is a member of the Firm’s Corporate Department.  Mr. Crider is Co-Head of the Firm’s São Paulo office and divides his time between the Firm’s New York and São Paulo offices.  He advises clients in international corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions and project finance.  Mr. Crider concentrates primarily on transactions in Spain and Latin America and speaks Spanish, Portuguese and French.

Mr. Crider’s practice and experience reflects the evolving nature of practice in Latin America.  In corporate finance, Mr. Crider has led transactions in Europe and Latin America, including, advising in debt or equity offerings by issuers from Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia, as well as Spain and Portugal.  Mr. Crider has handled matters for BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley and UBS, among others.  In M&A, Mr. Crider’s experience includes representing KKR, Apax, Patria, Silver Lake and others in private equity matters as well as the principals in strategic transactions such as the controlling shareholders of Distribución y Servicio D&S in the sale of a controlling stake to Wal-Mart, Gas Natural in its tender offer for Endesa, Portugal Telecom in its response to an unsolicited tender offer, Vivo in its exchange offers in Brazil, Telefónica Móviles in its acquisition of Motorola’s mobile telephone companies in Mexico, and Owens-Illinois in acquisitions and joint ventures in Latin America.  In project finance, Mr. Crider has represented sponsors and lenders in hydro-electric projects, airport expansions, toll road projects, gas-fired generation facilities and other projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Mr. Crider’s credit work has included representing JPMorgan Chase and Banco Inbursa.

Mr. Crider has been recognized by Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America as a leading individual in a number of fields, including Capital Markets Latin America-wide (2009-2013), Corporate/M&A Latin America-wide (2009-2013), Banking & Finance Latin America-wide (2010-2013), Corporate: International Counsel for Brazil (2011-2013), Capital Markets: International for Brazil (2008-2013), Capital Markets: Debt and Equity – Regional Experts United States (2011), and Corporate & Finance Latin America-wide (2006-2008).  In Chambers Global 2012, he is described as “a deeply admired partner who earns great respect for his expertise,” and in Chambers Latin America as, “outstanding – very knowledgeable and perfectly articulate in English, Spanish and Portuguese.” He has also been recognized by Chambers USA (2007-2010) as a leading lawyer for Latin America Investment.   Mr. Crider’s practice is favorably reviewed by Latin Lawyer 250, which reports “Crider’s reputation throughout the region is stellar.”  Mr. Crider has also been named by Latin Business Chronicle as one of its Top 50 Legal Stars and by Latinvex to its top 100 (and top 50 international) lawyers in Latin America.

Mr. Crider is an active member of the New York City Bar Association, where he was Founding Chair and is currently Vice-Chair of the Committee for the Cyrus R. Vance Center of International Justice.  He is Vice-Chair (and past Chair) of the Board of the Rainforest Foundation US.  He has previously served as Co-Chair of the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee and on the board of other legal services organizations in New York.  He has acted as legal advisor to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in the Awas Tingni case, a central precedent under international law relating to the rights of indigenous peoples.  Mr. Crider has also participated in the development of the Pro Bono Declaration of the Americas, a declaration of the legal profession’s public service responsibilities signed by 500 law firms across South and North America.  He has participated as an organizer and speaker at public interest conferences in Bogota, Buenos Aires, Lima, Madrid, Mexico, New York, Santiago and São Paulo and elsewhere.  He is a frequent speaker on private equity, capital markets and emerging markets and has co-authored several papers.

Originally from the American South, Mr. Crider lived in Spain for ten of his first 20 years.  Mr. Crider received his B.A., magna cum laude, in 1987 from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was student body president, his License d’histoire in 1988 from the Université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), where he was a Rotary Scholar, and his J.D. in 1991 from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Mr. Crider is admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut and authorized as a foreign legal consultant by the São Paulo Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil – São Paulo).

Publications
FCPA Concerns for Investments in Brazil
Bringing Access to Justice, Latin Lawyer, March 13, 2012
The Balance Ensuring Brazil’s Growth Remains Sustainable, Iberian Lawyer, August 31, 2011
“Update from New York – Banking Reform and Executive Compensation,” Iberian Lawyer, February 25, 2010 
Brazil Increases Tax on Foreign Exchange Transactions Related to Foreign Investments in the Brazilian Financial and Capital Markets
Public Service Fellowship Program
Restructuring Public Debt – An Overview of the Legal Framework
Speaking Engagements
•  Todd Crider Speaks at “Transitional Justice in Brazil: Measuring Progress and Confronting Challenges” Conference
December 3, 2013
•  Todd Crider, Grenfel Calheiros and Gustavo Pinto Presented to the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission
September 19, 2013
•  Todd Crider to Chair Latin Lawyer’s 2013 Private Equity Conference on September 20, 2013
August 12, 2013
•  Todd Crider to Moderate and Cheryl Scarboro to Speak at PLI's Institute on Current Developments in Latin American Cross-Border Securities Transactions 2013
August 9, 2013
•  Todd Crider Spoke at IBA’s “Grow or Sell: Private Companies at the Crossroads” Conference
June 7, 2013
•  Todd Crider Speaks at IBA Latin American Regional Forum in Lima, Peru
March 18, 2013
•  Todd Crider Speaks at Women in the Legal Profession Event in Lima, Peru
March 18, 2013
•  Todd Crider Speaks at M&A Conference in Sao Paulo
December 6, 2012
•  Todd Crider Spoke at the Inter-American Human Rights Pro Bono Representation Project Conference
November 21, 2012
•  Todd Crider Chairs Third Annual Latin Lawyer Private Equity Conference in New York City
September 27, 2012
•  Todd Crider Speaks at Vance Center Pro Bono Conference in Spain
May 9, 2012
•  Todd Crider Speaks at Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Conference at Brown University
May 2, 2012
Admissions
•  Connecticut 1991
•  New York 1992
Education
•  Columbia Law School, 1991 J.D.
•  Université de Paris IV Sorbonne, 1988 License d’histoire
•  Samford University, 1987 B.A.
magna cum laude



•  Capital Markets and Securities
•  Corporate Governance
•  Public Company Advisory Practice
•  Corporate
•  Mergers and Acquisitions
•  Project/Structured Finance
•  Latin America
 
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