James Wood > Sidley Austin LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Sidley Austin LLP
70 St Mary Axe
London
EC3A 8BE
England
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Work Department

M&A
Private Equity

Position

Partner

Career

https://www.sidley.com/en/people/w/wood-james

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+

Sidley Austin LLP‘s ‘winning combination of technical expertise and deep knowledge of the market‘ makes the firm a strong choice for a diverse roster of corporates, ranging from pharmaceutical companies and consumer goods conglomerates to asset managers. Practice chair Thomas Thesing‘s recent highlights include multi-jurisdictional acquisitions for leading food companies and e-commerce platforms, while Lyndsey Laverack anchors the team’s real estate investment-focused offering – helming high-profile deals for a mix of leading industry players. James Wood focuses on cross-border deals in the life sciences, telecom, and technology sectors, and is particularly well-versed in matters with a strong Asian dimension. Senior associate Ed Perry is also recommended. Life sciences specialist Robert Darwin joined the team from Dechert LLP in March 2022.