S. Eric Wang
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
1 New Fetter Lane
London EC4A 1AN, England
44-20-7959-8950 (firm fax)
Eric Wang is a member of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Tax Group and concentrates on U.S. tax matters. A partner since 2010, Mr. Wang advises on a broad range of planning and transactional matters for both U.S. and non-U.S. clients. He has advised extensively on cross-border acquisitions and joint ventures, including structuring a number of investments made by private equity and real estate funds worldwide. He also advises on U.S. tax issues relating to tax-sensitive financing structures and novel financial instruments, as well as debt restructurings. In addition, Mr. Wang has represented clients with respect to IRS audits and investigations. Mr. Wang has also advised clients on their response to and compliance with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) since its introduction in late 2009.
Clients he has advised recently include AXA, Bank of Ireland, Citigroup, Diageo, ING, Medco Health Solutions, Rhône Capital, Standard Chartered and Technicolor.
- Advised Silver Lake Partners and other consortium members on the $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype by Microsoft and previously advised them on the $2.05 billion acquisition of Skype Technologies from eBay
- Advised Medco Health Solutions on the unwinding of its 50/50 joint ventures with both Celesio and United Health plc
- Advised ING Groep on the sale of its real estate investment management business in two separate transactions for approximately $1 billion
- Advised Rhône Capital in its $1.3 billion acquisition of Evonik Carbon Black GmbH and other subsidiaries of Degussa GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Evonik Industries AG
- Advised Goldman Sachs Capital Partners VI Funds on their €1.2 billion acquisition, with TPG Capital, of Ontex from Candover Investments (2010)
- Advised IPC in relation to its $1.7 billion acquisition by Validus Holdings, Ltd.
- Advised Rio Tinto on the divestment of its Alcan Global Packaging business in three separate transactions comprising: the $2.03 billion sale of the Global Pharmaceuticals, Global Tobacco, Food Europe and Food Asia businesses to Amcor; the $1.2 billion sale of the Food Americas packaging business to Bemis; and the sale of Alcan Beauty Packaging to Sun Capital Partners
Capital Markets Transactions
- Advised Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited on its $1.25 billion Rule 144A/Reg S covered bond offering – the first issue of covered bonds by an Australian bank
- Advised Bank of Ireland on its rights issue and debt-equity exchange offering
- Advised Diageo, and its Scottish subsidiary, Diageo Capital, on a $1 billion aggregate principal amount SEC-registered debt exchange offer
- Advised Standard Chartered Bank in its $5.4 billion Rule 144A/Reg S rights offering and placement of ordinary shares
- Advised the underwriters on the $1 billion high yield notes offering by Jaguar Land Rover
- Advised the underwriters on the $5.71 billion IPO of Mail.ru Group
- Advised Allianz SE and Blue Fin Ltd. in connection with the securitisation of natural catastrophe risk
Other Advisory Work
- Advising several U.S. and non-U.S. financial institutions and associations of financial institutions with respect to FATCA compliance and the new due diligence, reporting and withholding rules that will be applicable to “foreign financial institutions”
- Advised a consortium of financial institutions in their investment in “Trad-X,” Tradition (UK) Limited’s new electronic trading platform for interest rate derivative products
- Advised Goldman Sachs’ Whitehall Funds on numerous acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, financings and debt restructurings
- 2001, Harvard Law School, J.D.
- 1998, Harvard University, A.B.
- New York
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