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David Zylberberg
 

David Zylberberg

Counsel
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-3702
Fax: +1-212-455-2502

David Zylberberg is Counsel in Simpson Thacher’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice. He advises creditors and companies on corporate restructuring matters, with a focus on distressed financings and mergers and acquisitions transactions. He has particular experience representing acquirers of distressed companies, including several representations of private equity and hedge fund clients converting debt into controlling equity positions. David also counsels companies and official and ad hoc committees in Chapter 11 and 15 restructurings, as well as in connection with proceedings in foreign jurisdictions, such as schemes of arrangement in the UK and Australia.

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Work Highlights
  • Prior to joining the Firm, David’s experience included advising: 
    • Lion Capital as controlling owner, secured lender, DIP lender and stalking horse bidder in the Chapter 11 cases of John Varvatos
    • White Star Petroleum in its Chapter 11 cases
    • Deerfield Management as secured lender and stalking horse bidder in the Chapter 11 cases of Melinta Therapeutics
    • RBS as largest secured creditor in the Chapter 11 cases of Bristow Group
    • Ad hoc committee in the Chapter 15 proceedings of Emeco Holdings recognizing an Australian scheme of arrangement 
    • Terraform Power and Terraform Global in connection with the Chapter 11 cases of their sponsor, SunEdison, and related M&A transactions
    • Fairholme Capital Management in connection with its investments in Sears Holdings
Education
  • Columbia Law School, 2010 J.D.
  • Columbia University, 2006 M.A.
  • Columbia University, 2007 M.Phil
  • Dartmouth College, 2004 A.B.
Associations
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Admissions
  • New York 2011

David Zylberberg is Counsel in Simpson Thacher’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice. He advises creditors and companies on corporate restructuring matters, with a focus on distressed financings and mergers and acquisitions transactions. He has particular experience representing acquirers of distressed companies, including several representations of private equity and hedge fund clients converting debt into controlling equity positions. David also counsels companies and official and ad hoc committees in Chapter 11 and 15 restructurings, as well as in connection with proceedings in foreign jurisdictions, such as schemes of arrangement in the UK and Australia.

Prior to joining the Firm, David’s experience advising creditors and companies included representing:

  • Lion Capital as controlling owner, secured lender, DIP lender and stalking horse bidder in the Chapter 11 cases of John Varvatos
  • White Star Petroleum in its Chapter 11 cases
  • Deerfield Management as secured lender and stalking horse bidder in the Chapter 11 cases of Melinta Therapeutics
  • A NYSE-listed company in connection with preparation for multinational insolvency proceedings and an out-of-court restructuring
  • RBS as largest secured creditor in the Chapter 11 cases of Bristow Group
  • Terraform Power and Terraform Global in connection with the Chapter 11 cases of their sponsor, SunEdison, and related M&A transactions
  • Ad hoc committee offering DIP financing and a stalking horse bid in the Chapter 11 cases of Pernix Therapeutics
  • Eastman Kodak Company in its Chapter 11 cases
  • Caruso with respect to claims in the Chapter 15 and UK CVA proceedings of Arcadia Group and Topshop brands
  • Koninklijke Philips as largest unsecured creditor in the Chapter 11 cases of Gibson Brands
  • Fairholme Capital Management in connection with its investments in Sears Holdings

David received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2010, his M.Phil. and M.A. from Columbia University in 2007 and 2006, respectively, and his A.B. from Dartmouth College in 2004. He is admitted to practice in New York.

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