Simpson Thacher & Bartlett



Dispute resolution

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett offers deep expertise in disputes arising from white-collar crime including criminal bid-rigging and price-fixing, securities and financial fraud, FCPA and anti-corruption violations and government and internal investigations. With partner Adam Goldberg who is fluent in both English and Chinese, the team is able to provide in-depth local experience and understanding of the region. The firm is experienced in representing financial institutions, multinational companies, professional services firms and senior executives. The firm also often assists clients with structuring corporate compliance programmes. Goldberg is the key figure and contact for disputes.

Case highlights include acting for Korean telecommunications company KT Corporation in an US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) FCPA investigation; acting for a global pharmaceutical manufacturer in a anti-corruption investigation focused on alleged misconduct in multiple jurisdictions; and representing a telecommunications company and individual officers in an anti-corruption investigation by the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

The firm welcomed several new partners in 2021: Antonio Bavasso, Martin Bell and Marc Berger. Meaghan Kelly and Noritaka Kumamoto were promoted to partners.

Client feedback

“Commercial advice, proactive and constructive suggestions to improve programme design.” – White-collar crime

“Analysis of sensitive US-law issues as they relate to enforcement and investigation matters in China.” – White-collar crime

Adam Goldberg

“Excellent commercial and practical legal and business advice.”

“He provides practical advice and guidance on sensitive matters.”