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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Corporate/M&A (International Firms)

1 ranked lawyersBand 2ChinaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A multifaceted team undertaking sizeable corporate mandates across a range of industry sectors, particularly TMT and financial services. Exemplary track record of representing financial advisers and management board committees in high-value take-privates. Handles complex inbound and outbound transactions across the Asia-Pacific region, including private equity investments and venture capital financings, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, and share transfers and acquisitions. Particularly well suited to advise on China outbound investments involving Chinese SOEs.

Strengths

A client says: "Their work always considers our business needs, covering not only legal requirements but also providing commercial awareness."

Another interviewee confirms that the team provides "great client service, a high level of commercial awareness and decent value for money," going on to praise its "great ability"  to handle cross-border work.

Work highlights

Advised the major shareholders of Woowa on a strategic partnership between Woowa and Delivery Hero, in which Delivery Hero will own up to approximately 87% of the total issued and outstanding share capital of Woowa.

Notable practitioners

Ng Kay Ian heads the firm's Hong Kong office and offers clients over 30 years' experience in handling a wide variety of corporate transactions. "I rate him for public M&A," states a peer, going on to describe him as "no-nonsense and pragmatic," while a client says he "combines a good grasp of legal aspects with creative solutions."

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Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)


Kay Ian Ng
Band 2