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Firm Profile

Sidley Austin

Firm Profile

Munich

  • Maximillianstrasse 35
  • Munich
  • Bavaria
  • Germany
  • 80539

Firm profile submitted by Sidley Austin

Chairman of Executive Committee: Michael J. Schmidtberger
Chairman of the Management Committee: Larry A Barden
Number of partners worldwide: 672
Number of lawyers worldwide: 2,000


Sidley Austin LLP provides a broad range of legal services to meet the needs of its diverse client base. The strategic establishment of its offices in the key corporate and financial centres of the world has enabled it to represent a broad range of clients that include multinational and domestic corporations, banks, funds and financial institutions. With over 2,000 lawyers in 20 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 in the 2018 US News & World Report – Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’ report
■ Named “2017 Team of the Year” for International Trade at the 2017 Chambers USA Awards
■ Consistently ranked among the top global capital markets firms in the Thomson Reuters league tables
■ Named to the 2018 BTI Client Service 30 as one of only three firms to earn a place on the list for 17 consecutive years
■ Named to the National Law Journal’s 2017 Appellate Hot List for the tenth consecutive year
■ Named by the National Law Journal as the 2016 ‘Chicago Litigation Department of the Year’ for White-Collar Defence
■ Named as one of the top 25 national corporate law firms in Corporate Board Member Magazine’s 2016 survey of corporate directors and general counsel
■ Named ‘Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year’ by Asian Legal Business at the 2016 Hong Kong Law Awards
■ Won ‘California Firm of the Year’ at the 2016 Benchmark Litigation Awards
■ Named ‘Regulatory Firm of the Year’ at the 2017 LMG Life Sciences Awards
■ Named as Law360’s 2015 ‘Practice Group of the Year’ in Energy, Environmental, Health and Life Sciences
■ Recognised at the Latin Finance 2016 Deals of the Year Awards for its work in the ‘Best Infrastructure Financing: Brazil’ category
■ Received a ‘Perfect’ 100 score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index Report
■ Received the Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum in 2017


■ Accountants & Professional Liability
■ Antitrust/Competition
■ Banking & Financial Services Capital Markets
■ Communications Regulatory
■ Complex Commercial Litigation
■ Consumer Class Actions
■ Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation
■ Corporate Reorganisation & Bankruptcy
■ Emerging Companies & Venture Capital
■ Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
■ Energy
■ Environmental
■ ERISA Litigation
■ Food, Drug & Medical Device Compliance & Enforcement
■ Food, Drug & Medical Device Regulatory
■ Global Finance
■ Government Strategies
■ Healthcare
■ Insurance
■ Insurance Disputes
■ Intellectual Property Litigation
■ International Arbitration
■ International Trade
■ Investment Funds, Advisers & Derivatives
■ Labour, Employment & Immigration
■ M&A
■ Non-Profit Institutions
■ Privacy, Data Security & Information Law 
■ Private Equity
■ Products Liability
■ Project Finance & Infrastructure
■ Real Estate
■ Securities & Derivatives Enforcement & Regulatory
■ Securities & Shareholder Litigation
■ Supreme Court & Appellate
■ Tax
■ Tax Controversy
■ Technology & IP Transactions
■ Transportation
■ Trusts & Estates
■ White Collar: Government Litigation & Investigations

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Branches

  • 60 State Street,
  • 36th Floor,
  • Boston,
  • Massachusetts
  • USA
  • MA 02109
  • Tel +1 617 223 0300
  • Fax +1 617 223 0301
  • 1999 Avenue of the Stars, 17th floor,
  • Century City,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 90067
  • Tel +1 310 595 9500
  • Fax +1 310 595 9501
  • One South Dearborn,
  • Chicago,
  • Illinois
  • USA
  • IL 60603
  • Tel +1 312 853 7000
  • Fax +1 312 853 7036
  • 2021 McKinney Avenue, Suite 2000,
  • Dallas,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 75201
  • Tel +1 214 981 3300
  • Fax +1 214 981 3400
  • 1000 Louisiana Street,
  • Suite 6000,
  • Houston,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 77002
  • Tel +1 713 495 4500
  • Fax +1 713 495 7799
  • 555 West Fifth Street,
  • Los Angeles,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 90013
  • Tel +1 213 896 6000
  • Fax +1 213 896 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, Suite 2000,
  • 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 +1 202 736 8000
  • Fax +1 202 736 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
  • 39/F, Two Int’l Finance Centre,
  • 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.,
  • 4-1, Marunouchi 2-chome,
  • Chiyoda-ku,
  • Tokyo,
  • Tokyo-to
  • Japan
  • 100-6323
  • Tel +81 3 3218 5900
  • Fax +81 3 3218 5922
  • Level 31,
  • Six Battery Road,
  • Singapore,
  • Singapore Island
  • Singapore
  • 049909
  • Tel +65 6230 3900
  • Fax +65 6230 3939
  • Rue du Pré-de-la-Bichette 1,
  • Geneva,
  • Switzerland
  • CH-1202
  • Tel +41 22 308 0000
  • Fax +41 22 308 0001
  • Woolgate Exchange,
  • 25 Basinghall Street,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC2V 5HA
  • Tel +44 207 360 3600
  • Fax +44 207 626 7937
  • DX 580 LONDON CITY
  • Email : [email protected]