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Sidley Austin LLP
70 St Mary Axe
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Work Department

Private Equity




Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Commercial property: investment

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 > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)

Sidley Austin LLP continues to expand its private equity team in London, recruiting Paul Dunbar and Dan Graham from Vinson & Elkins RLLP in August 2021 as well as Robert Darwin from Dechert LLP in March 2022. The trio join a practice which is making a name for itself representing sponsors in acquisitions, investments and disposals across a range of sectors. The team is particularly active in advising US-based buyout houses, working alongside the firm’s offices in the US, and also handles a substantial volume of portfolio company M&A. Key contacts in the team include Eleanor Shanks, who ‘always delivers her deals on time and above expectations’, Fatema Orjela and Adam Runcorn.