Sullivan & Cromwell has been actively involved in transactions in Asia for many decades. We opened the Hong Kong office in 1992 to better serve the greater China region and other jurisdictions in Asia (ex-Japan). Our Hong Kong office operates as Sullivan & Cromwell (Hong Kong) and conducts a wide-ranging corporate practice, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and listings, private equity and principal investment transactions, leveraged and other debt financing, and restructurings and workouts. In recent years, the Hong Kong office has been very active advising on a broad range of transactions in the financial services, energy and natural resources, healthcare, consumer goods, telecommunications, media and technology sectors.
We are located in the heart of the Central district, the financial center of Hong Kong. We are only steps away from Lan Kwai Fong, which features some of Hong Kong's best restaurants and nightlife. Our spacious and efficient office accommodates the growing technology requirements of our practice and gives us the capacity for future staff expansion.
The relatively small size of the Hong Kong office is important to its working environment. It significantly adds to the collegial relationship among our staff and the teamwork culture among our lawyers.
The Hong Kong office practices both U.S. and Hong Kong law.
- Banking and Finance
- Capital Markets
- Consumer and Retail
- Corporate Finance
- Energy and Power
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Private Equity
- Project Finance
- Real Estate
- Technology, Media and Telecommunications
The Hong Kong office is one of the Law Society of Hong Kong’s accredited continuing professional development (CPD) course providers. We conduct regular in-house training programs for all lawyers, and these carry CPD credits that are a prerequisite to the renewal of a lawyer’s practicing certificate.
The trainings are delivered in a variety of formats including lunch presentations, conferences and workshops to meet specific training objectives. Speakers are all senior practitioners from the Hong Kong office and other S&C offices. Areas of interest include company law, commercial law, M&A and securities law in Hong Kong, China and the United States.
In addition, we have regular lunch meetings during which lawyers exchange views on issues and developments in matters they are working on and other legal and business developments of interest to the group. To facilitate integration in the Greater China region, all trainings and meetings are conducted jointly with lawyers in the Beijing office via videoconference.
To learn more about our associate and summer associate positions, please see Your Career at S&C. Hiring for our Hong Kong office is coordinated out of the New York office for U.S. law practitioners and locally for Hong Kong law practitioners.
Please see the Apply section of our website for information on how to submit an application. Proficiency in Mandarin is preferred, but not required, and proficiency in Korean is desirable.