Sullivan & Cromwell Grows Asia-Pacific Credit Practice With Partner Chris Beatty’s Return to the Region

January 30, 2023

HONG KONG – Sullivan & Cromwell LLP announced today that Partner Chris Beatty has relocated to the Asia-Pacific market to bolster the firm's finance, special situations and private credit practice in the region.
Sullivan & Cromwell has maintained its practice in Asia-Pacific for nearly a century, providing U.S., Hong Kong and English law advice to international clients throughout the region. S&C is recognized for its strong capital markets, M&A, credit and leveraged finance, project finance, and financial institutions practices with a focus on complex financings, special situations and private capital transactions. Mr. Beatty will be based out of the firm's Sydney office with a secondary office in Hong Kong supporting his work across the region.
“Chris is an outstanding lawyer who brings a strong commercial perspective to complex matters on behalf of our global client base,” said Sullivan & Cromwell Co-Chairs Robert J. Giuffra Jr. and Scott Miller. “Chris's experience on cross-border transactions and multi-jurisdictional restructurings across Europe, the United States and Asia-Pacific will be a huge asset as we continue to devote important resources to the Asia-Pacific region to meet client demand and build on our presence in the pan-Asian credit finance and special situations market.”
Mr. Beatty's practice focuses on cross-border corporate finance transactions and restructurings, advising sponsors, corporations, funds, lenders and broker-dealers on original credit and workout transactions globally. He brings expertise in special situations, distressed debt transactions, rescue finance, liability management and restructuring, acquisition finance and secured and unsecured corporate finance transactions. Additionally, Mr. Beatty's transactional experience includes a wide variety of public and private offerings of debt, equity, convertible and hybrid securities, in addition to traditional lending.
“I am excited about the opportunity to enhance our capabilities in finance, special situations and private credit throughout the Asia-Pacific region. I look forward to advising our clients and building our practice across the region,” said Mr. Beatty.

About Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP is a global law firm that advises on significant litigation, corporate investigations and complex regulatory matters, major domestic and cross-border M&A, finance, corporate and restructuring transactions, and tax and estate planning matters. More than 50 S&C lawyers work in the Firm's Asia-Pacific offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Sydney and Tokyo. Moreover, our Asia-Pacific  practice is tightly integrated with our practice in the United States and Europe. Founded in 1879, Sullivan & Cromwell has approximately 900 lawyers located in offices in New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, Melbourne and Sydney.