Sidley offers our clients complex litigation resources to manage the unique legal and business challenges that accompany doing business in the investment funds industry. To provide truly comprehensive and client-focused representation, our fund litigation lawyers work closely with leading professionals from the firm’s Investment Funds, Advisers and Derivatives, Corporate M&A, Securities & Derivatives Enforcement and Regulatory, Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy and Securities and Shareholder Litigation practices. This collaborative style of representation allows our lawyers to better anticipate potential risk issues, develop strategies on how to best avoid litigation and minimize disruption to our clients.
We represent some of the most prominent names in alternative and traditional asset management in fund-related civil litigation, including arbitrations, and internal and government investigations. Specifically, our practice represents a wide range of clients in the following roles:
- Hedge fund managers
- Investment advisors
- Private equity fund managers
- Commodity pool operators
- Commodity trading advisers
- Mutual fund board members
Our lawyers are well versed in litigation involving investors, valuation issues, shareholder derivative litigation, creditor or trustee claims in bankruptcy and enforcement actions brought by the SEC, the CFTC, FINRA and NFA, as well as by exchanges in New York and Chicago.
Recognition for our practice
Our work for clients has earned us acknowledgement in numerous industry publications. This includes being named “Investment Funds Team of the Year for the U.S.” by Chambers & Partners in 2013 and 2008. Sidley is also one of two firms to have been recognized as a top-tier Investment Funds – Hedge Funds firm in Chambers USA since the inception of the category rankings in 2008. In its 2014 edition, Chambers USA acknowledged the Investment Funds – Hedge Funds practice for being a “premier hedge fund team offering a comprehensive service to some of the industry’s largest participants.” Additionally, Chambers & Partners has recognized Sidley as a leading Investment Funds – Registered Funds firm during the same time period.
Sidley was named the 2014 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Law Firm of the Year” in the area of Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law. The “Law Firm of the Year” designation is bestowed on one firm in each national practice area that has an impressive overall performance based on U.S. News – Best Lawyers research. According to the publication: “If you manage a hedge fund, Sidley is simply the best firm out there.” The firm was also recognized as the “Top ‘Onshore’ (U.S.) Law Firm” serving the hedge fund industry in the 2014 Alpha Awards by Institutional Investor’s Alpha magazine.