Sullivan & Cromwell is one of the leading law firms in U.S. and global debt capital markets transactions and the #1 ranked law firm in 2019 representing issuers in global bonds with $81.1 billion in transaction value as reported by Bloomberg. The firm's preeminent debt capital markets experience includes investment grade, high-yield, medium-term notes and sovereign debt offerings worldwide. We represent issuers, or their underwriters, on their debt and other strategic financings in every corner of the globe.

Industry and Client Recognition

“[They] are always available, commercial, pragmatic and experienced.”Chambers Global, 2020

“They are my number one firm to go to when stakes are the highest. They are incredibly proactive and incredibly knowledgeable.”Chambers Global, 2019

Tier 1: Capital Markets: Debt (U.S.)  (IFLR1000, 2020)
Band 1: Capital Markets: International: US Law - Japan (Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2020)

Top Global Rankings

A leader in global debt capital markets transactions, S&C is proud to be the:

#1 ranked law firm representing issuers in U.S. straight debt (including ABS and MBS) offerings representing $132.3 billion in transaction value in 2019, as reported by Refinitiv.

#1 ranked law firm representing issuers in German bonds representing $37.2 billion in transaction value in 2019, as reported by Thomson Reuters.

#1 ranked law firm representing issuers in Australian international bonds representing $12.5 billion in transaction value in 2019, as reported by Refinitiv.

#1 ranked law firm representing issuers and underwriters in SEC-registered sovereign, quasi- sovereign and supranational bonds representing over $535 billion in the past five years, as reported by Thomson Reuters.

#1 ranked law firm representing issuers in U.S. debt, equity and equity-related offerings worldwide representing $133.7 billion in transaction value and over 90 transactions in 2019, as reported by Refinitiv.
 
Market-Leading Debt Capital Markets Practice

S&C is a global leader in debt capital markets and represents issuers or underwriters across a wide range of industries in their most noteworthy and complex transactions, including their largest documented issuances and global transactions with a Rule 144A component in the U.S. The Firm's leading position among legal advisers in debt capital markets makes us uniquely qualified to accomplish our clients' commercial and strategic objectives.