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Michael G. DeSombre

Michael G. DeSombre

Sullivan & Cromwell

Hong Kong, , CHN


Michael G. DeSombre is a partner of Sullivan & Cromwell and has been resident in S&C's Hong Kong office since 1997. Mr. DeSombre has a J.D. from Harvard Law School (magna cum laude) and a M.A. (East Asian Studies) and a B.A. (Quantitative Economics) from Stanford University. Mr. DeSombre is fluent in Mandarin, and is admitted to practice law in New York and Hong Kong. Mr. DeSombre is recognized as one of the preeminent M&A and private equity lawyers in the world by major legal publications such as Chambers Global, IFLR, Asia Law and Practice and Euromoney and is a frequent speaker on the art of negotiation and acquisitions of US public companies. Mr. DeSombre focuses on public and private merger & acquisition transactions, private equity, leveraged buyouts and direct investments across Asia and into the United States.  He has significant experience in acquisitions of financial institutions (banks, brokerages, insurance companies, fund managers, etc.) natural resource companies (coal, oil, LNG, etc.) and consumer products (beer, hair care, etc.). Mr. Desombre has advised on some of the most significant and ground-breaking M&A and private equity deals in Asia Pacific, such as the Anheuser-Busch InBev sale of Oriental Brewery to KKR and the on-going take private transaction involving Focus Media.
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