Christopher J. Howard Will Join Sullivan & Cromwell’s London OfficeMay 23, 2013
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP announced today that Christopher J. Howard will be joining the firm as a partner. He will be based in the firm’s London office, which was established in 1972.
At Sullivan & Cromwell, Mr. Howard will advise international corporations, investment and commercial banks and financial sponsors on corporate restructurings and financings throughout Europe, the Middle East and the U.S.
“We are delighted Chris will be joining us,” said Joseph C. Shenker, Chairman of Sullivan & Cromwell. “His expertise in cross-border restructurings and finance will support our clients’ increasingly global engagements.”
“S&C is an extraordinary firm that has executed some of the world’s largest restructurings and financings. I have worked closely with a number of S&C partners over the years and look forward to bringing additional English law depth to the firm’s highly-successful restructuring, distressed M&A and finance practices,” said Mr. Howard.
Richard C. Morrissey, Managing Partner of Sullivan & Cromwell’s London Office said, “The addition of Chris, a leader in English law restructuring and finance who has broad knowledge working across jurisdictions, will enhance our ability to handle pan-European restructuring as well as support our expanding finance practice.”
Andrew G. Dietderich, who leads S&C’s U.S. Restructuring Practice added, “Chris’s outstanding reputation in cross-border restructurings will complement S&C’s experience in major global restructurings, including Kodak and Chrysler. Our restructuring engagements are rarely confined to one jurisdiction, and the entire team in the U.S. looks forward to working side-by-side with Chris in the years to come.”
Scott D. Miller, who coordinates the firm’s U.S. and European practices added, “Chris joins a firm with a long history of working seamlessly across international borders. He will be fully integrated into our practice and available to our clients from all over the world.”
Mr. Howard, 43, is qualified to practice in both England and New York, and is the co-author (with Bob Hedger) of the leading text, Restructuring Law & Practice.