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Sidley Austin LLP

Chicago

  • One South Dearborn
  • Chicago
  • Illinois
  • USA
  • IL 60603
  • Tel:312 853 7000
  • Fax:312 853 7036
  • Web:
  • Chairman of Executive Committee: Carter G Phillips
  • Chairman of the Management Committee: Larry A Barden
  • Number of partners worldwide: 693
  • Number of lawyers worldwide: 1881

Firm Overview:
Sidley is a global law firm committed to providing excellent client service, fostering a culture of cooperation and mutual respect, and creating opportunities for lawyers of all backgrounds. With approximately 1,900 lawyers in 18 offices around the world, talent and teamwork are central to Sidley’s successful results for clients in all types of legal matters, from complex transactions to ‘bet the company’ litigation, to ‘cutting-edge regulatory issues.’ Sidley values the recognition it has received in response to its leadership in its wide cross-section of legal services around the globe. These accolades, which come from professional peers, publications and industry journals and clients in numerous industries, include:
■ Received the most first-tier national rankings of any US law firm in the 2015 US News - Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’ survey. Sidley has received the most first-tier national rankings for the fifth consecutive year and each year since the survey began. Also named ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in International Trade and Finance Law and Litigation - Securities
■ One of only three firms to earn a place on The BTI Client Service 30 for 14 consecutive years; Named the number three law firm for overall client service in 2015
■ Consistently ranked among the top global capital markets firms in the Thomson Reuters league tables
■ Recognised at The American Lawyer Global Legal Awards 2014 for the ‘Global M&A Deal of the Year: Japan Outbound,’‘Global Finance Deal of the Year: Restructuring and Insolvency (Middle East)’ and ‘Global Finance Deal of the Year: Grand Prize’ awards
■ Named by the National Law Journal as the 2014 ‘Chicago Litigation Department of the Year’ in the IP category and as a finalist in the 2014 ‘Washington Litigation Department of the Year’
■ Named as one of the top 25 national corporate law firms in Corporate Board Member magazine’s 2014 survey of corporate directors and general counsel
■ Named ‘Firm of the Year’ for Hong Kong at the International Law Office’s 2014 Client Choice Awards
■ Recognised in the Latin Lawyers International Trade Law Survey for its international trade work; Sidley was one of only eleven firms that were profiled
■ Named by The China Business Law Journal as a winning law firm in the Competition / Antritrust category in its inaugural China Business Law Awards
■ Received the 2014 ‘National Public Service Award’ by the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. The award praised Sidley’s Africa-Asia Agricultural Enterprise Pro Bono Programme for its unique structure and international scope ■ Named as one of the top 50 Latin America law firms by the publication, Latinvex. Sidley was also recognised in the ‘Top Ten Project Finance Law Firms’ and ‘Top 15 Arbitration Firms’ rankings by Latinvex
■ Named ‘Global Trade & Customs Law Firm of the Year’ in the 2014 Who’s Who Legal Awards. Sidley has received this award every year since its inception in 2005; Named ‘USA Law Firm of the Year’ in the 2014 Who’s Who Legal Awards. Sidley has received this award every year for the past eight years
■ Named by the Hedge Fund Journal as ‘The Leading Investment Funds Practice - Asia Pacific’
■ Named by the Institutional Investor’s Alpha as a ‘Top Onshore Law Firm’ in the categories of Business Planning & Corporate Finance, Client Service, Document Preparation & Fund Formation, Hedge Fund Expertise, Regulatory & Compliance and Tax Law Expertise in the 2014 Alpha Awards
■ Named by The Asian Lawyer as ‘Life Sciences Firm of the Year 2014’
■ Recognised at the 2014 LMG Life Sciences Awards for the ‘Europe Regulatory Firm of the Year,’‘Finance & Transactional Firm of the Year’ and ‘Regulatory Firm of the Year’ awards

Main Areas of Practice:
Accountants/Professional Service Firms Liability
Antitrust/Competition
Appellate
Banking and Financial Services
Communications Regulatory
Complex Commercial Litigation
Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation
Corporate Reorganisation and Bankruptcy
Emerging Companies and Venture Capital
Employee Benefits
Energy
Environmental
ERISA Litigation
Financial Services/Consumer
Class Actions
Food, Drug and Medical Device Compliance and Enforcement
Food, Drug and Medical Device Regulatory
Global Finance
Government Strategies
Healthcare
Insurance
Insurance/Reinsurance Disputes
Intellectual Property
Litigation
International Arbitration (Commercial and Treaty)
International Trade
Investment Funds, Advisers and Derivatives
Labour, Employment and Immigration
M&A
Non-Profit Institutions
Privacy, Data Security and Information Law
Private Equity
Products Liability
Project Finance and Infrastructure
Public Finance
Real Estate
Securities
Securities and Derivatives Enforcement and Regulatory
Securities and Shareholder Litigation
Tax
Tax Controversy
Technology & IP Transactions
Transportation
Trusts and Estates
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Prior results described herein do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Branches

  • 60 State Street,
  • 34th Floor,
  • Boston,
  • Massachusetts
  • USA
  • MA 02109
  • Tel 617 223 0300
  • Fax 617 223 0301
  • One South Dearborn,
  • Chicago,
  • Illinois
  • USA
  • IL 60603
  • Tel 312 853 7000
  • Fax 312 853 7036
  • 2001 Ross Avenue,
  • Suite 3600,
  • Dallas,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 75201
  • Tel 214 981 3300
  • Fax 214 981 3400
  • 1000 Louisiana Street,
  • Suite 6000,
  • Houston,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 77002
  • Tel 713 315 9000
  • Fax 713 315 9199
  • 555 West Fifth Street,
  • Los Angeles,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 90013
  • Tel 213 896 6000
  • Fax 213 896 6600
  • 787 Seventh Avenue,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10019
  • Tel +1 212 839 5300
  • Fax +1 212 839 5599
  • 1001 Page Mill Road,
  • Building 1,
  • Palo Alto,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94304
  • Tel +1 650 565 7000
  • Fax +1 650 565 7100
  • 555 California Street,
  • San Francisco,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94104
  • Tel +1 415 772 1200
  • Fax +1 415 772 7400
  • 1501 K Street NW,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20005
  • Tel 202 736 8000
  • Fax 202 736 8711
  • Level 10,
  • 7 Macquarie Place,
  • Sydney,
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
  • NSW 2000
  • Tel +61 2 8214 2200
  • Fax +61 2 8214 2211
  • NEO Building, Rue Montoyer 51 ,
  • Montoyerstraat,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1000
  • Tel +32 2 504 64 00
  • Fax +32 2 504 64 01
  • Suite 608, Tower C2, Oriental Plaza,
  • No 1 East Chang An Avenue ,
  • Dong Cheng District,
  • Beijing,
  • China
  • 100738
  • Tel +8610 5905 5588
  • Fax +86 10 6505 5360
  • Level 39, Two International Finance Centre,
  • 8 Finance Street,
  • Central,
  • Hong Kong,
  • China
  • Tel +852 2509 7888
  • Fax +852 2509 3110
  • Suite 2009,
  • 5 Corporate Avenue,
  • 150 Hubin Road,
  • Shanghai,
  • China
  • 200021
  • Tel +86 21 2322 9322
  • Fax +86 21 5306 8966
  • Marunouchi Building 23F,
  • 2-4-1 Marunouchi,
  • Chiyoda-ku,
  • Tokyo,
  • Tokyo-to
  • Japan
  • 100-6323
  • Tel +81 3 3218 5900
  • Fax +81 3 3218 5922
  • Ru du Pré-de-la-Bichette,
  • Geneva,
  • Switzerland
  • CH-1202
  • Tel 41 22 308 00 00
  • Fax +41 22 308 00 01
  • Woolgate Exchange,
  • 25 Basinghall Street,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC2V 5HA
  • Tel (020) 7360 3600
  • Fax (020) 7626 7937
  • DX 580 LONDON CITY
  • Email : ukinfo@sidley.com