Simpson Thacher adds Leading Restructuring Lawyers to establish a foothold in Europe
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has announced that Adam Gallagher and James Watson would join the Firm as Partners in the London office to establish a European Restructuring Practice.
In a Press Release by the firm, Bill Dougherty, Chairman of Simpson Thacher's Executive Committee stated, "Simpson Thacher is a leader in providing innovative, strategic advice to clients facing financial distress, including as a result of recent market disruptions. Adam and James each bring an exceptional depth of experience in this area and are ideally positioned to expand our global restructuring capabilities. We are very pleased to welcome them to the Firm."
Adam and James have extensive experience representing companies, as well as creditors and other key stakeholders across the capital structure, in connection with complex distressed situations. Their work includes advising on domestic and cross-border restructuring and formal insolvency matters, as well as counseling clients on a broad array of stressed and distressed investments and liability management transactions.
According to Jason Glover, Managing Partner of the firm's London Office, "Establishing a restructuring practice in Europe is a logical expansion of our existing platform and will further enhance our ability to serve clients across the corporate, private equity and financial sectors as a single source of best-in-class advice.
Adam and James are widely recognized in the market as trusted advisors to clients dealing in complex restructuring matters.
Adam specialises in corporate restructuring and insolvency matters and was earlier working with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.
James joins the Firm from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he became partner in 2017. Adam and James have previously worked closely together at Freshfields for more than a decade.