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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

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Managing Partner (London): Richard Pollack
Number of partners (London): 17
Number of lawyers (London): 73
Number of lawyers worldwide: Approximately 875
International Offices: Sullivan & Cromwell has offices in Beijing, Brussels, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Palo Alto, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, and Washington DC.

Leveraged Finance:
Presley Warner
Financial Institutions & Bank Regulatory: John O’Connor
Bankruptcy & Restructuring: Chris Howard
Capital Markets: Vanessa Blackmore, John Horsfield-Bradbury
Estates & Personal: Basil Zirinis
EU & US Competition/Antitrust:
Juan Rodriguez
High-Yield Debt: Chris Beatty
M&A & Private Equity: Tim Emmerson, Richard Pollack, Ben Perry
Project Development & Finance: Stewart Robertson, Craig Jones
Real Estate: Rob Schlein
Tax: Eric Wang, Ron Creamer

THE FIRM 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 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 more than 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 London office practices English, EU and US law.

Trainee Scheme:
S&C’s London Office has been recruiting trainee solicitors since 2011 and offers between four and six training contracts each year. Further information can be obtained from [email protected] or


Leveraged 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.

Bankruptcy & Restructuring:
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.

Capital Markets:
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.

M&A & Private Equity:
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, takeovers, joint ventures, spin-offs and strategic alliances, auctions and restructurings.

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 crossborder trusts and estates litigation.

EU & US Competition/Antitrust:
Comprehensive merger clearance advice and advice on other aspects of competition law under EU, certain EU member state laws (France, Germany and the UK) and US law, defending companies under investigation by the competition authorities and securing antitrust clearances globally through an extensive network of relationship firms.

Financial Institutions & Bank Regulatory:
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.

High-Yield Debt:
Offering clients a unique approach built on a history of innovation, the firm advises issuers, underwriters and various types of purchasers of high-yield debt and similar securities, including in distressed situations.

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. The firm’s advice covers financings in both developed and emerging markets, and the firm has advised on many award-winning, first-of-a-kind projects worldwide.

Real Estate:
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.


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.


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