Simpson Thacher Eyes M&A League Table Bump

Law360, New York (September 5, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT) -- It was already shaping up to be a pretty good week for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Before the Labor Day grill fires were out, the firm had put its stamp on the year's biggest M&A deal, advising Vodafone Group PLC on the $130 billion sale of its Verizon Wireless stake.

But they were just getting started.

Vodafone was the first of six transaction this week in which Simpson Thacher represented a principal player, almost certainly the strongest dealmaking run of the year. Microsoft Corp.'s $7.2...
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