Eric Wang is a member of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Tax Group and concentrates on U.S. tax matters. A partner since 2010, Mr. Wang advises on a broad range of planning and transactional matters for both U.S. and non-U.S. clients. He has advised extensively on cross-border acquisitions and joint ventures, including structuring a number of investments made by private equity and real estate funds worldwide. He also advises on U.S. tax issues relating to tax-sensitive financing structures and novel financial instruments, as well as debt restructurings. In addition, Mr. Wang has represented clients with respect to IRS audits and investigations. Mr. Wang has also advised clients on their response to and compliance with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) since its introduction in late 2009.
Mr. Wang’s recent mergers and acquisitions work has included representations of
Altran in its $2 billion acquisition, through its subsidiary Altran US, of Aricent, from a group of investors led by KKR; BMO Financial Group in its definitive agreement to acquire KGS-Alpha Capital; and Concho Resources in its $9.5 billion acquisition of RSP Permian.
On capital markets, Mr. Wang has advised Amgen Inc. in its modified Dutch auction tender offer for up to $10 billion in value of shares of its common stock at price per share not greater than $200 nor less than $175 and The Progressive Corporation in its SEC-registered public offering of $500 million aggregate liquidation preference of 500,000 Series B fixed-to-floating rate cumulative perpetual serial preferred shares and $600 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.20% notes due 2048; the Series B preferred shares issuance was Progressive’s first preferred issuance since 1991.
Clients he has advised recently include AB In-Bev, AIG, BP, BHP Billiton, Goldman Sachs, Rhône Capital and Enbridge.
Mr. Wang has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global, The Legal 500 United Kingdom, The Legal 500 United States and The American Lawyer. He speaks and writes frequently on the taxation of financial institutions and on international taxation.
Mr. Wang received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his undergraduate degree from Harvard University.