Chairman: Joseph C Shenker
Senior Chairman: H Rodgin Cohen
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 140 years and made the firm a model for the modern practice of law. Today, S&C is a global leader in each of its core practice areas and geographic markets. The firm comprises approximately 875 lawyers who practice through a network of 13, highly integrated offices located in key financial centres in Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States. The European offices practice English, French, German, EU and US law.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance
Estates & Personal
Project Development & Finance
Restructuring & Bankruptcy
Banking & Finance:
Expertise spanning acquisition and leveraged finance, corporate financings and refinancings, credit facilities, restructurings, high yield and real estate finance. Particularly noted for complex, innovative and market-leading financing transactions.
Key Contacts: Presley Warner (London), Chris Beatty (London), Max Birke (Frankfurt)
Independently recognised as a leading law firm for capital markets work, the firm advises issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders on a wide variety of international transactions, including debt, equity and hybrid offerings, derivatives and structured financings. The European team offers English, French, German and US law capabilities.
Key Contacts: Wolfgang Feuring (Frankfurt), Jeremy Kutner (London), Vanessa K Blackmore (London), Carsten Berrar (Frankfurt), Olivier de Vilmorin (Paris)
Consistently ranked as one of the leaders globally in law firm league tables for M&A, expertise covers advice to principals, financial advisers and private equity investors on complex domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, spin-offs and strategic alliances, auctions and restructurings.
Key Contacts: Ben Perry (London), Tim Emmerson (London), Richard A Pollack (London), Nikolaos G Andronikos (London), Jeremy Kutner (London), Olivier de Vilmorin (Paris), York Schnorbus (Frankfurt)
Estates & Personal:
Provides comprehensive and customised service to individuals, families, trustees and charitable institutions on a range of sensitive business and personal affairs. The practice includes all aspects of non-US and US private client advice, major non-US and US transactional matters, and cross-border trusts and estates litigation.
Key Contact: Basil P Zirinis (London)
S&C’s European competition lawyers resident in the London and Brussels offices work seamlessly with lawyers from other S&C offices to advise global clients in all areas of EU as well as UK and German competition law, with a particular focus on representing clients before the European Commission and courts in relation to complex merger reviews as well as cartel, monopolisation and state aid investigations.
Key Contacts: Juan Rodriguez (London), Michael Rosenthal (Brussels)
Market-leading advice on the regulatory and legislative developments affecting financial institutions, notably on the regulatory issues involving commodities, securities, currencies and derivatives stemming from the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Key Contacts: John O’Connor (London), Jeremy Kutner (London), William D Torchiana (Paris)
Dedicated insurance expertise in corporate, M&A, capital markets, private equity, risk transfer, insurance regulatory, tax and litigation matters to some of the largest non-US and US insurance and reinsurance companies and intermediaries.
Key Contact: William D Torchiana (Paris), Tim Emmerson (London), Ben Perry (London)
Advice on private equity investments, strategic investments and exits from those investments through mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. Offers local and US law capabilities in France, Germany, and the UK, providing highly integrated advice on cross-border private equity deals.
Key Contacts: Richard A Pollack (London), Tim Emmerson (London), Jeremy Kutner (London), Ben Perry (London), Olivier de Vilmorin (Paris), York Schnorbus (Frankfurt)
Project Development & Finance:
Wide-ranging expertise in natural resources, energy and infrastructure projects, particularly in the oil and gas, mining and metals and transportation sectors. Advice covers financings in both developed and emerging markets, and the firm has advised on many award-winning first-of-a-kind projects worldwide.
Key Contacts: Stewart Robertson (London), Craig Jones (London), Nikolaos G Andronikos (London), Olivier de Vilmorin (Paris)
Expertise includes M&A and joint ventures, real estate investment and financings for real estate companies and assets, private equity funds, securities offerings and structured finance.
Key Contacts: Robert M Schlein (London), Carsten Berrar (Frankfurt), Konstantin Technau (Frankfurt)
Restructuring & Bankruptcy:
Provides clients the creative and commercially effective advice necessary to weather market changes. The group helps clients buy and sell distressed businesses, extend credit with less risk, protect their rights during counterparty bankruptcies, establish best practices for corporate governance insolvency and preserve the value of their businesses while changing capital structures.
Key Contacts: Chris Howard (London), Presley L Warner (London), Max Birke (Frankfurt)
The focus of the practice is providing strategic advice in relation to M&A, corporate restructurings, offshore mutual funds, real estate financing, capital markets, project finance and securitisations and the resolution of tax controversies. Capabilities in French, UK, US and cross-border tax matters.
Key Contacts: Gauthier Blanluet (Paris), Ronald E Creamer (London), Nicholas de Boynes (Paris), S Eric Wang (London)