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Sidley Austin LLP

Hedge Funds

6 ranked lawyersBand 1USA - NationwideUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

A masterful hedge funds practice serving the most prominent funds and managers worldwide, and providing critical advisory capabilities across the fields of securities, derivatives, fund formation and regulations. Offers an increasingly global spread of resources and familiarity with regulatory procedures in a number of jurisdictions. Boasts a broad practice consisting of tax and litigation partners with particular expertise in hedge funds.

Strengths

"They are very strong in their understanding of the marketplace," says a source. "They have a lot of experience and an exceptional market view."

Interviewees report: "We rely on their industry-leading practice to guide us on everything from fund formation to regulatory considerations."

Work highlights

Provided counsel to Morgan Stanley on the expansion of HedgePremier and HedgeDirect, among other access platforms.

Notable practitioners

Brad Howard is adept at advising on the launch and managements of co-investment vehicles and special opportunities funds.
"He is among the smartest, most detail-oriented and business-savvy attorneys."

Daniel Spies is identified for his experience advising asset management companies on seed capital funds and managed accounts.
"Dan is the partner we are working with and he has been fantastic."

Elizabeth Shea Fries is admired for her deep understanding of the establishment and operation of hedge funds.
"Ifind her extremely innovative and she knows the industry very well. She is very business-friendly."

Janelle Ibeling advises on both formation and operation as part of her hedge funds practice.
"She is very responsive and knowledgeable. She has always done high-quality work for us." "She handles extremely important and sensitive negotiations with our high-profile clients."

Michael Schmidtberger is chair of the firm's executive committee and he is known for his work on credit fund formations.
"He's an exceptional lawyer, someone who has years of deep experience in the industry." "He is one of the biggest names in the business."

William Kerr is valued for his wide knowledge of fund raises, including credit, co-mingled and single investor funds.
"He's clearly one of the leaders in the field of investment management; his judgment and expertise are first-rate." "He is a great practitioner and has been in the industry for a long time."

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Hedge Funds

Sidley Austin LLP

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Location

One South Dearborn

Chicago

Illinois

USA

IL 60603

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

USA - Nationwide

Hedge Funds


Brad Howard
Band 5
Daniel Spies
Band 4
Elizabeth Shea Fries
Band 4
Janelle Ibeling
Up and Coming
Michael J Schmidtberger
Eminent Practitioners
William D Kerr
Band 1