The capital markets practice of Simpson Thacher is one of the most respected, sophisticated and diverse in the world.  Building on its reputation as one of the premier Wall Street firms, Simpson Thacher today enjoys a global capital markets franchise, advising both issuers and underwriters in securities offerings.  The strength of the Firm’s capital markets practice is demonstrated by its leadership rankings both in the U.S. and worldwide in completed common stock, convertible debt, high-yield debt and investment grade debt offerings.


The Firm’s practice benefits from established relationships with all of the major investment banks as well as major domestic and international corporate clients.  The strong client base ensures that the Firm has a volume of transactions that rapidly builds skills and increases efficiency while at the same time making sure that lawyers are current with breaking issues and developments in the securities laws and the capital markets generally. 


The Firm specializes in complex transactions that leverage its expertise to the benefit of both issuers and underwriters.  Whether the project involves an initial public offering of a major multinational consulting business or the creation of a new type of equity security, the Firm’s experience with complicated capital markets transactions exposes its attorneys to the most interesting deals and helps them develop the skills and judgment to be among the finest securities lawyers in the world.