Nature of practice and clients
Established in 1866, Sidley Austin is one of the world’s premier international law firms. With 1,900 lawyers and 19 offices in Asia, North America, Europe and Australia, we offer clients a comprehensive range of legal services that covers most of the world’s major financial, commercial and industrial centres. Our global practice disciplines include corporate and securities, M&A, private equity and venture capital, funds and other pooled investments, litigation and arbitration, regulatory, securitisation and structured finance, intellectual property, bankruptcy and corporate reorganisation, bank and commercial lending, real estate and tax.
In today’s highly connected global business environment, we work to deliver compelling results for our clients and understand that increasingly complex legal needs require a deeply integrated and collaborative approach. This understanding forms the basis of our commitment: an uncompromising dedication to top-tier talent, seamlessly connected by teamwork, focused on delivering powerful results when and where our clients need them most. Sidley is privileged to maintain longstanding relationships with clients across a wide range of industries, including energy, financial services and banking, insurance, life sciences and healthcare, manufacturing and automotive, as well as technology and internet.
Sidley is one of the few international law firms to have continuously maintained on-the-ground capabilities to serve clients in Asia Pacific for more than 30 years. The firm now has 170 legal professionals based in six offices in the region, including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo, providing US, Hong Kong, English, Singapore and Japanese law advice to clients where and when they need it.
- Bribery and corruption (China): overview
- Structured finance and securitisation in the UK (England and Wales): overview
- Guide to a standard securitisation
- Hydraulic fracturing regulation in the US
- Hong Kong's New Arbitration Ordinance: an innovative approach in a highly competitive international arbitration market
- What happens on the outsourcer's insolvency: a comparison of relevant insolvency principles in the US, India and China
- Clearing OTC derivatives: the Dodd-Frank Act and the new EU Regulation
- Corrupt practices in the US and UK healthcare industries
- China - compensation for drug and device-related injuries
- Climate change and litigation in the US