Sullivan & Cromwell LLP's New York antitrust team comprises 21 partners, five counsel and 10 associates dedicated to antitrust. Partners Yvonne S Quinn and John L Warden are both Who's Who nominees.
Sullivan & Cromwell has had offices in Manhattan since the 19th century, and its reputation has grown in tandem with many of New York's biggest businesses: New York-based investment bank Goldman Sachs is one of the firm's clients, for example. Sullivan & Cromwell recently defended it against class actions relating to "short sales".
The firm has worked on some of the world's largest deals in recent times. It is advising InBev in its pending US$60.8 billion acquisition of Anheuser-Busch, creating the world's largest beer maker; Alcan in its US$43 billion acquisition by Rio Tinto (it also helped Alcan to fend off a hostile bid by Alcoa that raised competition issues); and Rio Tinto in connection with BHP Billiton's unsolicited (and now abandoned) US$193 billion pre-conditional offer for Rio Tinto, which would have created the world's largest mining company.
Sullivan & Cromwell is also representing British Airways in two global criminal antitrust investigations and in related multi-district class action lawsuits over allegations of price fixing of fuel surcharges with respect to cargo air services and passenger air services, and Manuli Rubber Industries in a criminal investigation by the US Department of Justice on the alleged price fixing of marine hoses.