Education

Columbia University School of Law, LL.M., 2007

University of Sao Paulo, Ph.D, Trade Regulation, 2005

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, LL.B., magna cum laude, 1999

Admitted

New York

Brazil

Memberships

American Bar Association

American Bankruptcy Institute

Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil

ACFA — The Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, Inc. 

TMA — The Turnaround Management Association — New York Chapter

Languages

Portuguese

Simone Tatsch is an associate in the Banking and Financial Services Department. She joined the firm in 2013.

Simone advises clients in connection with a variety of direct lending transactions, as well as investments in syndicated loans in the secondary market. She also represents clients in financial restructurings of distressed companies and lenders in connection with the exercise of remedies to achieve business-oriented restructuring solutions.

Drawing on her broad legal experience as a litigation and corporate attorney in Brazil, Simone has also represented American and Brazilian clients in order to bridge the legal and cultural gap between Brazil and the U.S., and to provide such clients with the necessary assistance.

Prior to joining Chapman, Simone also worked as an in-house attorney at Microsoft in Brazil, and was a partner with Martins-Costa e Tatsch Advocacia, a firm she co-founded.

Representative Transactions

  • Represented an investment bank, as lender and agent, in a $100 million senior secured warehouse facility related to P2P commercial loans
  • Represented a portfolio company of a private equity sponsor, as borrower, in a $17 million secured term loan acquisition financing facility
  • Represented an investment bank, as lender and agent, in a $200 million senior secured warehouse facility related to P2P consumer loans
  • Represented a private investment fund, as lender and agent, in a $10 million senior secured mezzanine loan 
  • Represented an investment bank, as lender and agent, in a $100 million senior secured warehouse facility related to P2P consumer loans
  • Represented an investment bank, as lender and agent, in a $300 million senior secured warehouse facility related to P2P consumer loans
  • Represented an investment bank, as lender and agent, in a $100 million senior secured warehouse facility related to P2P consumer loans
  • Represented a portfolio company of a hedge fund, as borrower, in a $75 million term loan refinancing secured by real estate properties 
  • Represented a portfolio company of a hedge fund, as borrower, in a $52 million term loan refinancing secured by real estate properties
  • Represented a bank, as agent and lender, in a $275 million secured term loan acquisition financing facility
  • Represented a portfolio company of a hedge fund, as borrower, in a $58 million secured term loan refinancing
  • Represented an investment bank, as lender, in a $150 million senior secured warehouse facility related to P2P consumer loans
  • Represented a portfolio company of a hedge fund, as borrower, in a $53 million secured term loan refinancing
  • Represented a hedge fund, as lender and lead arranger, in a $450 million project finance transaction
  • Represented a hedge fund, as lender, in a $40 million senior secured mezzanine loan
  • Represented a portfolio company of a hedge fund, as borrower, in a $39.5 million secured term loan facility
  • Represented a portfolio company of a hedge fund, as borrower, in a $52 million secured term loan facility
  • Represented a hedge fund, as lender and purchaser, in a $185 million aircraft acquisition financing
  • Represented a private equity firm in connection with a $17.5 million sale of intellectual property and other related assets*
  • Represented a hedge fund, as borrower and purchaser, in a $62 million merger and related first lien and second lien revolving and term loan facilities*
  • Supervised all Microsoft intellectual property cases in Brazil, managing twenty-two outside counsel*
  • Represented a Brazilian political party before the Brazilian Supreme Court and obtained a unanimous preliminary injunction suspending the application of two state statutes as per Brazilian constitutional procedure. The claim (Ação Direta de Inconstitucionalidade) challenged the constitutionality of two state statutes that prohibited governmental organizations and agencies from acquiring software other than through open source software license*
  • Assisted in the representation of an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services before the Brazilian antitrust authorities (CADE) and represented the client before a state court in a case brought by a competitor seeking multimillion-dollar indemnification from such producer based on its refusal to deal with the competitor*

    *  Simone's prior experience includes the representation of clients in these matters.

Publications