Stephen J.D. Ross > Sidley Austin LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Sidley Austin LLP
70 St Mary Axe
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Work Department

Investment Funds
Private Equity




Lawyer Rankings

London > Investment fund formation and management > Private funds

Sidley Austin LLP has ‘a wide breadth of experience’ in the private funds space, offering clients expertise in structured and distressed credit, private equity and special situations funds, as well as in more specialist areas such as litigation funding. The London team frequently acts alongside the firm’s offices in the US to advise clients and also draws on its tax, insurance and banking practices to handle complex mandates. James Oussedik leads the team and focuses on complex credit, while Mateja Maher is the key name to note in private equity. Stephen Ross is another name to note and has a varied practice, with his work in 2021 encompassing distressed credit, private equity, venture capital and special situation funds.

London > Investment fund formation and management > Hedge funds

At Sidley Austin LLP, the hedge funds practice is integrated into the firm’s global offering, with the London office housing the European practice group, often working alongside colleagues in the US and Asia. The team is experienced in a range of fund strategies, including credit, fixed-income, managed futures, event-driven equity, and an increasingly active focus on cryptocurrency-related funds. Investment funds practice head James Oussedik takes the lead, with a specialism in fund formation and a focus on credit funds, although he is also active across a number of traditional hedge fund strategies. Stephen Ross is the name to note for asset management instructions, with a practice that emphasises hedge funds in the biotech, healthcare and protein sectors. Leonard Ng stands out for his regulatory expertise, particularly in relation to ESG and crypto assets.