LONDON (June 13, 2016) — Sullivan & Cromwell announced today that Richard A. Pollack will become managing partner of the Firm’s London office effective July 1, 2016. He joins Craig Jones, who has served as the administrative partner of the London office since 2011. Richard C. Morrissey, the current head of the London office, will be returning to practice in the Firm’s Washington, D.C., office.
Mr. Pollack has extensive experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions in a wide range of industries around the world. He is co-head of the firm’s private equity group and will continue in that role from London. In his 29 years at Sullivan & Cromwell, Mr. Pollack has been based in the New York and Paris offices of the Firm.
“Richard Pollack’s move to London further supports S&C’s commitment to our growing private equity practice. This practice complements the London office’s strength as a natural focal point for English law advice, as well as for cross-border European and cross-continental transactions,” said S&C Chairman Joseph C. Shenker.
Mr. Pollack was previously the co-head of the Firm’s General Practice Group, S&C’s largest practice group, from January 2006 to February 2012.
S&C’s London office, established in 1972, is the second-largest office of the Firm. The office serves major corporate, financial institution, investment banking, private equity, hedge fund, government, sovereign wealth, individual and family clients throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Gulf regions and Central Asia, as well as clients from outside these regions with interests there.
The Firm’s Private Equity Group advises on private equity investments, strategic investments and exits from those investments through mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. The Firm’s Private Equity Group works closely with the Firm’s Financing Group on credit, leveraged and acquisition finance transactions. S&C’s London-based financing team advises on both English-law and New York-law-governed bank and bond financings and restructurings.
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