GCR 100 - 17th Edition

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

10 January 2017

In his four years at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Matthew Reilly has brought considerable expertise and skill to the firm’s antitrust group. He oversaw perhaps the most impressive slate of mergers of any single lawyer in that timespan, including Office Depot/OfficeMax, Staples/Office Depot, Holcim/Lafarge, Reynolds/Lorillard and Dollar General/Family Dollar. Reilly departed the firm for Kirkland & Ellis in October, just before the GCR 100 went to press, and what effect his departure might have on the US-centred practice is as yet unclear. That said, the past 12 months again showcased the firm’s skill and ability both in merger control work and behavioural matters.