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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

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Mitchell S. Eitel

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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Work Department

General Practice

Position

Partner

Career

Partner since 1996. Managing Partner, Financial Services Group; Co-Managing Partner, Global General Practice Group. Focuses on M&A, securities, bank regulatory and enforcement matters. In the regulatory area, advises clients on matters relating to Dodd-Frank, including consumer financial regulation and enforcement, the Volcker Rule and “living wills.” Also advises clients with respect to regulatory enforcement matters such as anti-money laundering, consumer compliance, cybersecurity and other areas of regulatory scrutiny.

Member

NYCBA; ABA; Fellow, ABF; Member, American Law Institute; Co-chair of Standard and Poor’s annual Bank M&A Symposium; Legal Counsel, Archaeological Institute of America.

Education

Columbia (JD, 1987; AB, 1984).


United States: Finance

Capital markets: global offerings

Within: Capital markets: global offerings

Up there with the best in this area’, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP attracts rave reviews for its ‘responsive and commercial lawyers’ and its arguably ‘unmatched ability to appropriately staff complex and cross-border transactions’. The New York-based practice, which excels in both debt and equity deals, is equally adept at advising managers and issuers, and routinely teams up with colleagues in key hubs in Australia, China, Europe and Japan. Recent global highlights include advising Japan Post Holdings on its ¥1.3tn global stock offering. In another equity headline, the ‘accurate, thoughtful and practicalCatherine Clarkin, together with Mitchell Eitel, advised BNP Paribas on its secondary offering of shares of common stock of First Hawaiian. Global infrastructure head Christopher Mann handled a string of major debt capital markets transactions during 2017, including assisting the underwriters with a $3bn global bond offering by the Federative Republic of Brazil. Other key names are: global co-head Robert Downes (‘a wonderful counsellor’); Robert Buckholz (‘very responsive and knowledgeable’); and very active younger partner Ari Blaut.

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Mitchell Eitel - Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Within: Financial services regulation

A perennial favourite for a vast array of financial services clients on many of their most pressing financial services regulation issues, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP displays an ‘unsurpassed breadth and depth’ of knowledge across standalone issues as well as regulatory-driven M&A activity in the industry. A ‘guru of the financial services regulation market’, Rodgin Cohen ‘shows no signs of slowing down’ and continues to be involved in many of the highest-profile financial services transactions in the market, including his work alongside Mitchell Eitel for First Horizon on its $2.2bn acquisition of Capital Bank Financial. Eitel also recently acted for NorthStar Asset Management Group on its $7bn all stock merger with NorthStar Realty Finance. The firm continues to cover the gamut of compliance and strategic work related to Dodd-Frank and in this regard, Whitney Chatterjee and Camille Orme have particular expertise advising foreign and domestic banks on Volcker Rule issues. The team has also been closely aligned to developments in the fintech sector where its client base includes both emerging entities as well as established banks looking to invest in start-ups in the sector. Recent highlights include advice in relation to the launch of Goldman Sachs Private Bank Select, a digital platform for making securities-based loans. Other recommended practitioners include Michael Wiseman, who is ‘vastly experienced’ across both standalone compliance matters and financial services M&A; Elizabeth Davy, who is noted for her anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions expertise; Mark Menting, who has an excellent track record for handling financial services M&A and capital raisings; and Jared Fishman. Clients include Bank of China, JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank and Barclays Bank.

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