S&C has broad experience representing companies, boards, special committees and individual directors across multiple industries and jurisdictions on a spectrum of issues critical to their companies’ successful business operations and corporate governance matters. Our lawyers’ comprehensive understanding of current governance requirements and practices is accentuated by the Firm’s world-class litigation capabilities. Our litigators’ relevant experience includes advising on fiduciary duties, regulatory compliance issues, best practices, environmental liabilities, financial restatements, and mergers and acquisitions transactions.
From advice on deal structure to victory at trial, the Firm’s formidable litigation experience in M&A transactions provides essential support to its M&A clients. Since the explosion of M&A transactions in the late 1970s, Sullivan & Cromwell has represented clients in every type of litigation arising out of such transactions in federal and state courts all over the country, including frequently in the Delaware Chancery and Supreme state court, the most influential courts on corporate governance matters in the United States.
The Firm has handled hostile takeover litigation and shareholder class and derivative actions in every conceivable takeover-related setting, including actions related to disclosure, defensive-measure and going-private transactions.
S&C has also defended special committees and handled regulatory matters relating to M&A transactions involving antitrust, insider trading, and disclosure issues.