Lyndsey Laverack > Sidley Austin LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Sidley Austin LLP
70 St Mary Axe
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Work Department

Private Equity
Real Estate




Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Commercial property: investment

(Next Generation Partners)

Lyndsey LaverackSidley Austin LLP

US firm Sidley Austin LLP continues to consolidate its position in the London real estate market; handling big-ticket deals covering a wide range of real estate assets, including hotels, logistics, retail and leisure, alternative residential and offices, among others. Practice co-leader Lyndsey Laverack has considerable experience in forward purchase and funding transactions, as well as acting for private equity funds on their investments into real estate assets, while team co-leader Jade Williams-Adedeji handles sales and acquisitions, landlord and tenant matters and portfolio management. Emilie Stewart, who ‘takes no prisoners in negotiations’, and Paul Dunbar joined the team from Vinson & Elkins LLP in August 2021.

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.