S&C is committed to clients and transactions in Asia, which have formed an important part of our practice since the 1920s. We are a recognized 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. Our Asian clients are spread throughout the region, principally in Greater China and Japan, and also in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.
With more than 50 lawyers in our Tokyo, Hong Kong*, Beijing, Melbourne and Sydney offices, we provide expert legal counsel on corporate finance, M&A, private equity, real estate and project finance matters. Our Asian practice has been widely recognized for its excellence and service to clients. We regularly advise on the landmark transactions in the region, and we are consistently cited by regional and international publications for our transactions and our leadership in Asia. Sullivan & Cromwell is pleased to announce that necessary regulatory measures to commence the practice of Hong Kong law have been completed as of November 1, 2011.
Recognition for our work in Asia 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.
We are proud to include among our clients many of the major companies, governmental and sovereign entities, and leading international and domestic investment and commercial banks in the region. In addition, we are counsel to a wide range of multinational corporations, financial institutions and private equity firms on their most important transactions in the region.
*Our Hong Kong office operates as Sullivan & Cromwell (Hong Kong).