Firm / Organisation

Sidley Austin LLP

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Chairman of the Executive Committee: Michael J. Schmidtberger
Chairman of the Management Committee: Larry A. Barden
Number of partners worldwide: 668
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 1,561
Total lawyers: 2,229

Firm Overview:
Sidley 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 centers of the world has enabled it to represent a broad range of clients that include multinational and domestic corporations, banks, funds and insurance companies. 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, including complex transactions, ‘bet the company’ litigation and cutting-edge regulatory issues.

The firm has been recognised by its clients and by the media for its leadership in its practices. Sidley consistently ranks among the top global capital markets firms in the Thomson Reuters league tables, with strong showings as both issuer and underwriter counsel in US debt and equity and international, Asia-Pacific and Australia bonds. Sidley is also recognised for service and responsiveness and is one of only three firms to earn a place on the BTI Client Service 30 for 18 consecutive years.

Main Areas of Practice:

Sidley has maintained a valued presence in Latin America for more than 50 years. The firm represents major local and multinational companies and financial institutions, private equity and other investment funds, sovereign governments and state-owned enterprises in transactions throughout Latin America. In the course of these representations, the firm has developed in-depth knowledge of the key issues that typically present themselves in Latin American transactions and has developed strong relationships with local counsel in each major jurisdiction.
The firm’s Latin America team comprises approximately 40 lawyers firmwide, many of whom are able to conduct business in Spanish and/or Portuguese and who spend a significant amount of time working on matters in one or more of the aforementioned jurisdictions.

The firm’s lawyers have assisted clients on a wide variety of legal issues in myriad industries and legal disciplines. Those disciplines include: communications, debt and equity transactions, energy, financial services, fund formation, FCPA, international arbitration, international trade, litigation, M&A, private equity, project finance, securitisation, securities offerings, tax, technology transactions and venture capital.

Sidley represents clients throughout Latin America in matters across the region, as well as in the United States, Asia and Europe. The firm’s practice is structured to give its clients unsurpassed access to its lawyers.

Sidley’s team draws on the extensive resources of the firm’s international reach, working together seamlessly from offices around the globe and within multiple areas of practice.

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