Sullivan & Cromwell recently announced it has launched a law practice in Hong Kong.
Joseph C. Shenker, Chairman of Sullivan & Cromwell was quoted as saying in a press release at the firm’s website: “S&C has been committed to the Asia-Pacific region for many decades, with an integrated practice advising clients in their inbound and outbound investments, M&A and capital raising activities. Having the ability to offer clients advice under Hong Kong law is a natural extension to our diversified, global practice.”
The Hong Kong office was established in 1992, and possesses a strong team of lawyers, including partners William Chua, Michael DeSombre, Kay Ian Ng, Chun Wei and Gwen Wong.
As well, S&C established its Beijing office in 1999 and was among the very first top-tier Wall Street firms to have an office in China. Together, these offices serve clients in Greater China and throughout Asia.
Joseph C. Shenker’s practice covers a wide range of areas. These include his extensive experience in negotiated mergers and acquisitions (public and private); domestic and cross-border joint ventures; the representation of private equity investors and family investment offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia; securities offerings; private and public financings; commercial real estate; and tax and estate planning. As well, he serves as a personal adviser to many of the world’s most active and influential business leaders and families.
S&C is committed to clients and transactions in Asia, which have formed an important part of our practice since the 1920s. The firm is recognized as a leader in the region’s capital markets, M&A, private equity, privatization and project finance work. Clients located in Asia make up over 20% of S&C’s non-U.S. clients; the firm’s Asian clients are located all over the region, mainly in Greater China and Japan, and also in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.
With over thirty lawyers in our Tokyo, Hong Kong and Beijing offices, the firm provides expert legal counsel on corporate finance, M&A, private equity, real estate and project finance matters. S&C’s Asian practice has been widely recognized for its excellence and service to clients, and the firm regularly advises on the landmark transactions in the region.
The firm has been consistently recognized for its work in Asia. This includes IFLR’s “China Practice of the Year” in the IFLR Asia Awards, “ALB Deals of the Year Japan Awards,” “Equity Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year in Asia” by IFLR, “Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year in Asia” by AsiaLaw, and “M&A Law Firm of the Year in Asia” by IFLR.
The firm clients include many of the major companies, governmental and sovereign entities, and leading international and domestic investment and commercial banks in the region. As well, clients include a wide range of multinational corporations, financial institutions and private equity firms.
Sullivan & Cromwell is an international law firm headquartered in New York. The firm has approximately 800 lawyers in 12 offices, located in financial centers in the United States, Asia, Australia and Europe.