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George H. White

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

London , , GBR


George White began practicing at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in 1981 after graduating from Harvard College (A.B., 1977) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1981). He has been a partner since 1989. Resident in the Firm's London Office since the fall of 1994, he also shared responsibility for the Firm's Frankfurt Office from 1995-2001. Mr. White was previously based in the Firm's Paris Office for two years in the mid-1980s.  His foreign languages are German and French.

Mr. White's practice focuses on international corporate finance, capital markets and mergers and acquisition transactions and corporate restructurings. He is active in the Firm's Corporate Finance and High-Yield Debt Group.

Mr. White is currently advising Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, the largest public company in Greece by market capitalization, on its plan to re-list with a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange under a new Swiss holding company and on the related exchange offers and financing arrangements. He has also worked with Coca-Cola Hellenic on its New York Stock Exchange listing, SEC registered debt offerings and a variety of corporate matters.

Mr. White regularly advises Barclays PLC, Barclays Bank PLC and Barclays Capital on a variety of matters including the sale of the Barclays Global Investors asset management business, the capital investment in Barclays by several strategic investors and various regulatory matters. He also represented Barclays on its proposed acquisition of ABN AMRO Holding N.V. in 2007. He has also been instrumental in helping Barclays to develop its retail structured financial products business in the United States.

In the area of high-yield finance, Mr. White recently represented the underwriters of Jaguar Land Rover Automotive plc's debt issue and previously represented Rhône Capital in relation to the financing of the Evonik Carbon Black acquisition.

Since the beginning of 2009, Mr. White has represented Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV on approximately $30 billion of debt financings and re-financings and on its NYSE listing and SEC registration.  Mr. White has also represented A-B InBev on several debt exchange offers, reorganizations and related transactions. In 2008, he advised A-B InBev on its acquisition of Anheuser-Busch to create the world's largest brewer and on its related equity and debt financings, including A-B InBev's $9.8 billion rights offering. He has regularly represented A-B InBev's predecessor companies, including advising Interbrew of Belgium on its combination with AmBev of Brazil in 2004.

Mr. White has also assisted several clients with internal investigations and other sensitive corporate matters.

Mr. White previously served as Co-Chair of the Capital Markets Forum of the International Bar Association. He also serves on the Consultative Advisory Group to the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. Mr. White speaks at a variety of trade associations and in professional and educational forums on topics including corporate governance and regulation of capital markets.
George H. White is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Exchange-Traded Notes and Similar Structured Notes - Financial Product Fundamentals: Law, Business, Compliance (2nd Edition), Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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