With a widely recognized top-level practice, we counsel our clients on their most sophisticated credit transactions. Of all U.S. law firms, we help clients finance the highest volume of transactions.
Increasingly, our clients are looking at financings that involve cross-border issues, so our practice has become more global in its focus. Our integrated team of lawyers practicing around the globe—including our English law finance practice in London and Asia finance practice in Hong Kong—provides comprehensive advice and serves the global debt platforms and needs of our clients.
Clients rely on us to advise on an array of sophisticated credit transactions and financial instruments at all levels of the corporate capital structure. Our practices focus on many areas of the bank and syndicated lending market, including:
- Leveraged finance
- Acquisition finance, including bridge financing
- Investment grade finance
- Project and energy finance
Ranked #1 as legal counsel in 2016 based on financing volume (Loan Pricing Corporation)
Advised on financing transactions totaling $338 billion in proceeds in 2016 alone—over $105 billion more than the nearest competitor (Loan Pricing Corporation)
Through our work with arrangers and borrowers of syndicated credits, Simpson Thacher has participated in the structural development and geographic expansion of the syndicated credit market across all phases of the credit cycle. In addition, we have bolstered our restructuring work to complement our banking practice.
Most importantly, the Firm’s collegial style matches well with the project team approach used by most of our arranger and borrower clients.
“With a well-balanced practice that covers most corners of the market, Simpson Thacher provides the template that many firms aspire to.”