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William Y. Chua

William Y. Chua

Sullivan & Cromwell

Hong Kong, CHN

William Chua has broad experience in M&A, private equity and principal investment transactions having advised acquirers, targets, special committees of boards of directors, financial sponsors and investment banking firms in strategic and growth investments, takeovers, auctions, leveraged buyouts, "going private" transactions, divestitures and joint ventures. He also has a wide-ranging finance practice with a focus on leveraged finance, secured lending, high yield debt and structured finance transactions, as well as securities offerings and listings, tender and exchange offers, and debt restructuring. Mr. Chua joined S&C in New York in January 1995 and became a partner in January 2003. He speaks Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese, and served as the Managing Partner of S&C's Beijing Office in 2003 to 2004 and 2009 to 2011. Mr. Chua is a member of the New York Bar and is also admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong. He is currently based in the Hong Kong office.

Mr. Chua is recognized globally as a leading lawyer in M&A, private equity and financing transactions by the following publications:
  • Chambers Global/Chambers Asia/Chambers Asia-Pacific - Leaders in Their Field 
  • Euromoney/IFLR World's Leading Capital Markets Lawyers
  • Legal Media Group's Expert Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers
  • Asia Law & Practice's Asialaw Leading Lawyers
  • IFLR1000 Global Leading Lawyers


1994, Harvard Law School, J.D.
1991, Princeton University, A.B.


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