M&A Group Of The Year: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Law360, New York (January 5, 2012, 7:44 PM EST) -- In a rough year for mergers and acquisitions, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP completed 163 publicized transactions valued at more than $289 billion in 2011, including such industry milestones as the year's biggest leveraged buyout of a U.S. company and Microsoft Corp.'s much-buzzed $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype Global Sarl, earning it a spot as one of Law360's M&A Groups of 2011.

The New York-based practice group, which has 55 partners spread throughout most of Simpson Thacher's 10 global offices, prides itself in continually being a...
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