Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

The Lawyer UK 200

  • UK 200 Position: 19

    • UK 200 Position: 19
    • UK/global turnover: £28.2m/£439.56m
    • Global PEP: £1.49m
    • UK/global RPL: £564,000/£651,000
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett moved to shore up its European representation of key client Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) at the end of 2005 with the hire of A&O banking partner Tony Keal, who advised the private equity house on all UK debt financings. The move appears to have reaped rewards, with Simpson landing the lead advisory role last May on KKR’s plans to create and float an investment vehicle on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

    ts US office continued to land roles on heavyweight deals, including advising Blackstone on its $36bn (£19.57bn) bid for the US’s biggest landlord Equity Office Properties Trust.