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Sullivan & Cromwell


  • The Chifley Tower
  • 2 Chifley Square
  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
  • NSW 2000
  • Chairman: Joseph C Shenker Senior
  • Chairman: H Rodgin Cohen
  • Number of partners worldwide: 177
  • Number of other lawyers worldwide: 627
  • Partner, Head of Australia Practice: Robert Chu
  • Number of lawyers: 12 (7 in Melbourne, 5 in Sydney)
  • Managing Partners: Chun Wei (Hong Kong) and Garth W Bray (Beijing)
  • Other partners: William Y Chua, Michael G DeSombre, Kay Ian Ng, Gwen Wong
  • Number of lawyers: 24 (20 in Hong Kong; 4 in Beijing)
  • Managing Partners: Izumi Akai and Keiji Hatano
  • Number of lawyers: 12
  • INTERNATIONAL OFFICES Frankfurt, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, New York, Washington DC

Firm Overview:
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP provides the highest quality legal advice and representation to clients worldwide.The firm’s record of success and unparalleled client service has set it apart for more than 130 years and made the firm a model for the modern practice of law. Today, S&C is a leader in each of its core practice areas and geographic markets. The firm advises a diverse range of clients on major domestic and cross-border M&A and corporate finance transactions, highstakes litigation and corporate investigations, and complex regulatory, tax and estate planning matters. S&C is committed to clients and transactions in Asia, which have formed an important part of its practice since the 1920s. The firm is a recognised leader in the region’s capital markets, M&A, corporate finance, private equity, privatisation and project finance work. Its Asian clients are spread throughout the region and make up over 20 percent of S&C’s non-US clients.

Main Areas of Practice:
Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity:

S&C is the number one US law firm by value of M&A transactions involving an Asia-Pacific principal announced during the five year period 2009 to 2013, according to data from Bloomberg. Recently, S&C advised on Gloucester Coal’s merger with Yancoal Australia; MMG’s acquisition of the Las Bambas copper project; Anheuser- Busch InBev’s reacquisition of Oriental Brewery from KKR and Affinity; Fountain- Vest Partners, Carlyle Asia Investment Advisors Limited, CITIC Capital Holdings and China Everbright in the going private and leveraged financing of Focus Media; China Mengniu Dairy’s acquisition and later sale of Yashili International; AXA’s acquisition of 50% of Tian Ping; Yue Xiu Enterprises’s acquisition of Chong Hing Bank; SK Global Chemical’s joint venture with SABIC Industrial Investment Company; JobStreet Corporation Berhad’s sale of businesses to SEEK Limited; China Shenhua Overseas Development & Investment Company Limited’s shale gas-related acquisition and joint development agreement with Energy Corporation of America; Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd as the majority shareholder in Ranbaxy in Ranbaxy’s investment agreement with Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.; Toyota Tsusho Corporation’s acquisition of Tomen Electronics Corporation; Aegis Group’s takeover by Dentsu; UnionBanCal’s acquisition of Pacific Capital; Nippon Steel’s merger with Sumitomo Metal; and Tokio Marine’s acquisition of Delphi Financial.

Capital Markets:
S&C’s Asia-Pacific offices regularly advise on some of the largest, most complex, important, groundbreaking transactions in the region, including the IPOs of Healthscrope Limited, Mighty River Power, Asaleo Care Limited, SCA Property Group and Fonterra Shareholders Fund; the debt offerings of Computershare Limited, Macquarie Bank, ANZNIL, ANZ, Bank of New Zealand, Suncorp-Metway Limited, St. Barbara, Aurora USA,Wesfarmers, National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Newcastle Coal, Leighton Finance, Sydney Airport, APA Group and Nufarm Australia. S&C has also advised on Hong Kong Electric’s spin off from Power Assets and IPO, China Natural Resources’ spin-off and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange of Feishang Anthracite Resources Limited, the rights issue of China Agri- Products Exchange, the high-yield notes offering of Jaguar Land Rover Automotive and the debt offering of China Oriental Group,. In Japan, S&C advised on the IPOs of Japan Display, Hulic REIT, Japan Tobacco, Japan Airlines, and Nippon Prologis REIT; the global offerings of common stock of Dai-ichi Life Insurance, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Kobe Steel and Mitsui Fudosan; the debt offerings of Sompo Japan Insurance, Japan Bank for International Corporation, Nomura Holdings, Takeda Pharmaceutical, and Nippon Life Insurance; and the follow on offering of Industrial & Infrastructure Fund Investment Corporation.

Project Development & Finance:
The firm’s project finance expertise encompasses a strong and growing practice in the Asia-Pacific region. S&C advised Australia Pacific LNG in connection with the project financing for its ground-breaking coal seam gas to LNG development on Curtis Island, Queensland, Australia. S&C also advised Sierra Gorda SCM, KGHM International, Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. and Sumitomo Corporation in its financing for the Sierra Gorda copper-gold-molybdenum project in Chile’s Antofagasta region.


  • Suite 501,
  • China World Trade Center Tower 1,
  • No. 1 Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue,
  • Beijing,
  • China
  • 100004
  • Tel +86 10 5923 5900
  • Fax +86 10 5923 5950
  • Email : weic@sullcrom.com
  • 28th Floor,
  • Nine Queen's Rd,
  • Central,
  • Hong Kong,
  • China
  • Tel +852 2826 8688
  • Fax +852 2522 2280
  • Email : weic@sullcrom.com
  • Otemachi First Square East Tower 16-F,
  • 5-1, Otemachi 1-chome,
  • Chiyoda-ku,
  • Tokyo,
  • Tokyo-to
  • Japan
  • 100-0004
  • Tel +81 3 3213 6140
  • Fax +81 3 3213 6470
  • Email : akaii@sullcrom.com
  • 101 Collins Street,
  • Melbourne,
  • Victoria
  • Australia
  • VIC 3000
  • Tel +61 3 9635 1500
  • Fax +61 3 9654 2422
  • Email : chur@sullcrom.com
  • The Chifley Tower ,
  • 2 Chifley Square,
  • Sydney,
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
  • NSW 2000
  • Tel +61 2 8227 6700
  • Fax +61 2 8227 6750
  • Email : chur@sullcrom.com