Ben Spiers will join Simpson Thacher & Bartlett as a partner in the Corporate Practice of its London office. He is currently a partner in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Global M&A Group.

Spiers’ practice focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate restructurings. He has represented a wide range of corporate clients globally.

“We are delighted to welcome Ben to the firm,” said Bill Dougherty, chairman of Simpson Thacher’s executive committee. “Ben is one of England’s leading M&A lawyers. His skills and experience will be of great benefit to our clients in the UK, continental Europe and globally.”

“Ben is an excellent addition to our London M&A practice,” added Greg Conway, managing partner of Simpson Thacher’s London office. “His wealth of knowledge and excellent reputation complement that of our team in London.”