Robert Chu: Lawyer with Sullivan & Cromwell

Robert Chu

Partner
Melbourne, Victoria,  Australia
Phone-11083

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Practice Areas

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Governance
  • Leveraged Finance
  • High-Yield Debt
  • Private Equity
  • Capital Markets, Leveraged Finance & Lending
  • International Trade & Investment/CFIUS
  • Financial Services
  • Restructuring
  • Equity & Debt Capital Markets
 
Contact InfoTelephone: -11083
Fax: -12018
http://www.sullcrom.com/lawyers/Robert-Chu/
 
EducationMassachusetts Institute of Technology (S.B., 1987); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S.M., 1987); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1993)
 
Admitted1994, New York. (Not admitted in Australia)
 
Biography

Robert Chu is a partner resident in Sullivan & Cromwell's Melbourne office, and heads the Firm's Australia practice. Mr. Chu formerly headed the Firm's Beijing office. He joined Sullivan & Cromwell in 1999 after teaching contracts and international law at Rutgers Law School.

Having been resident in S&C's New York, Hong Kong, Beijing and Melbourne offices, Mr. Chu has worked on a wide range of securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions involving companies in the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.

Mr. Chu has been recognized as a leading lawyer by the following legal publications:

Best Lawyers: Australia- Equity Capital Markets (2014, 2013, 2012)

Best Lawyers: Australia- M&A (2014, 2013)

Chambers Global: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Experts Based Abroad) in U.S. (2014, 2013)

Chambers Global: Corporate/M&A (International Firms) (Experts Based Abroad) in China (2014, 2013, 2012, 2009)

Chambers Global: Capital Markets: International Firms (Experts Based Abroad) in China (2014, 2013, 2012)

Chambers Global: Energy & Natural Resources (Foreign Experts) in Australia (2014, 2013)

Chambers Global: Corporate/M&A: Foreign Experts in Australia (2014, 2013, 2012)

Chambers Global:Capital Markets: U.S. Law in Australia (2013)

Chambers Global: Capital Markets: Foreign Experts in Australia (2014, 2013, 2012)

Chambers Global: Capital Markets: Equity in Australia (2012)

Chambers Asia: Capital Markets: U.S. Law in Australia (2013)

Chambers Asia: Capital Markets: Equity in Australia (2012)

International Who's Who of Capital Markets: Capital Markets in Australia (2011)

IFLR1000: Capital Markets: Foreign Firms in China (2010)

Chambers Asia: Private Equity: Buyouts in China (2009)

IFLR1000: M&A: Foreign Firms in China (2010)

China Law & Practice: M&A in China (2008)

Chambers Asia: Corporate/M&A in China (2009)

China Law & Practice: Leading Lawyer in Asia (2008)

 
Reported CasesSELECTED REPRESENTATIONS Mergers and acquisitions and other corporate matters - advising: &; Goldman Sachs on principal acquisitions in Australia (2010, 2011); Telstra Corporation in its agreement to sell a 70% stake in its directories business, Sensis Pty Ltd, to the U.S.-based private equity firm Platinum Equity for A$454 million (app. $411 million) (2014) and on the sale of a portion of its equity stake in SouFun Holdings to Apax Partners and General Atlantic (2010); Healthscope Limited on the approximately A$2.7 billion (app. $2.3 billion) acquisition by The Carlyle Group and TPG Capital (2010); KongZhong Corporation on its acquisition of Shanghai Dacheng Network Technology (2009); Goldman Sachs , financial adviser to Temasek, on Temasek's $1.1 billion cash tender offer for the shares and convertible notes of STATS ChipPAC (2007);A consortium consisting of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. , Allianz AG and American Express Company in connection with a $3.8 billion investment in the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (2006); Jilin Chemical Industrial Company Limited (tri-listed on the New York, Hong Kong and Shenzhen stock exchanges) on its Rule 13e-3 going-private transaction in connection with a tender offer by PetroChina Company Limited (2005-2006); Bank of China Limited on (i) a $3.1 billion equity investment in the Bank by a consortium led by The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, (ii) a $1.6 billion equity investment in the Bank by Temasek Holdings, (iii) a $500 million equity investment in the Bank by UBS and (iv) a $75 million equity investment in the Bank by the Asian Development Bank (2005-2006); R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. on its acquisition of Asia Printers Group (2005-2006); DP World (formerly known as Dubai Ports International ) on its $1.14 billion acquisition of CSX's international port and marine terminal business (2004-2005); DP World (formerly known as Dubai Ports International ) on its HK$1.58 billion acquisition (through CSXWT Terminal 8 Limited) of 39.1% of Asia Container Terminals Holdings Limited (2004); Thomson S.A. on the 540 million combination of the worldwide television businesses of Thomson and TCL to create the world's largest producer of televisions (2004); Ek Chor China Motorcycle Co. Ltd. (listed on the NYSE) on its Rule 13e-3 going-private transaction through a Bermuda scheme of arrangement (2003); InBev in connection with Bier Securities plc's 500 million acquisition of 45% of Oriental Brewery, Korea's second largest brewer, financed through the issuance of secured floating rate notes and the borrowing of secured loans (2001); China Investment Corporation , Goldman Sachs PIA , Thomson S.A. and Treasury Corporation of Victoria on their respective acquisitions, dispositions and other corporate matters Securities offerings and other financings - advising: &; Telstra Corporation on Autohome 's initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange (2013); St Barbara Limited on its Rule 144A senior secured debt offering (2013); Telstra Corporation on its Rule 144A debt offering (2011); QR National on its initial public offering in Australia, with a Rule 144A offering in the United States (2010); Telstra Corporation on the initial public offering of Sou Fun Holdings in which Telstra held a majority equity stake (2010); KongZhong Corporation on its private placement of a convertible senior note and a warrant for ordinary shares to Nokia Growth Partners (2009); China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. on its $221 million initial public offering and NYSE listing (2007);The underwriters on the $150 million IPO and Nasdaq listing by Solarfun Power Holdings Co. (2006); Thomson S.A. on its HK$271 million sale of an approximately 10% stake in TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2006); Bank of China on its $11.18 billion IPO, which included a public offering and listing in Hong Kong and a Rule 144A offering in the United States (2006);The initial purchaser on the $490 million Regulations S offering and Luxembourg Stock Exchange listing by Cathay Financial Holding Co. Ltd. (2004);The initial purchasers on the $522 million Rule 144A/Regulation S GDS offering and Luxembourg Stock Exchange listing by Cathay Financial Holding Co. Ltd. (2004); KongZhong Corporation on its $100 million SEC-registered IPO and Nasdaq listing (2004); Ping An Insurance (Group) Company Ltd. on its $2.11 billion initial public offering, which included a public offering and listing in Hong Kong and a Rule 144A offering in the United States (2004);The initial purchaser on the $70 million Rule 144A/Regulation S convertible notes offering by Sohu.com (2003); China Telecom on its $1.5 billion SEC--registered initial public offering and NYSE listing (2002-2003);The purchaser on the $700 million Rule-144A/Regulation S convertible notes offering by Cathay Financial Holding Co. Ltd. (2002); Nomura Holdings, Inc. on its NYSE listing (2001--2002); Tata Motors Limited (formerly known as Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company Limited ) on its Rule 144A/Regulation S rights offering (2001);Various Australian enterprises, including Alumina , Asciano , BHP Billiton , Australia and New Zealand Banking Group , National Australia Bank , Commonwealth Bank of Australia , Queensland Treasury Corporation , Woodside Petroleum and Woolworths on their respective disclosure and financings matters
 
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Office Information

Robert Chu

101 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
 

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