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Working together across offices and borders, our transactional lawyers handle every aspect of complex, multi-jurisdictional matters. We deliver strategic advice when and where our clients need it, bringing to bear a strong combination of transactional experience, broad industry knowledge, and an understanding of local cultures and customs.

“…the firm’s international M&A work often dovetails with the firm’s excellent investment fund and financial services groups, regularly acting for private equity houses, asset managers and financial service providers as well as public companies on cross-border matters.”
Chambers Global 2023, Corporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border)

Sidley offers the full suite of corporate and transactional services to our diverse global client base across the U.S., Europe, Asia Pacific, India, Latin America, and the Middle East. Our lawyers work seamlessly with in-house teams, as well as with local counsel as needed, to facilitate multinational transactions. This includes navigating all regulatory requirements needed to get the deal through, including multi-jurisdictional antitrust approval, investment screening, and other regulatory proceedings. We draw upon the breadth and depth of our firm’s multidisciplinary practice areas to complement and enhance our transactional experience.


Select representations of our cross-border experience include the following.

  • Advising Stonepeak, an alternative investment firm specializing in infrastructure and real assets with approximately US$57.1 billion of assets under management, on its strategic, preferred investment into AGP Sustainable Real Assets, a Singapore-based global infrastructure and real assets developer and operator.
  • Represented Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. in its acquisition of Chelsea Football Club and affiliates in a consortium co-led with Todd Boehly, chairman and CEO of Eldridge. The consortium also included Hansjörg Wyss, founder of the Wyss Foundation, and Mark Walter, co-founder and CEO of Guggenheim Capital.
  • Represented Athene Holding in its merger with Apollo Global Management in an all-stock transaction (with Athene valued at approximately US$11 billion).
  • Acting as international counsel for GDS Holdings Ltd, a developer and operator of high-performance data centers in Asia with a diverse investor base, on its partnership with the Indonesia Investment Authority, Indonesia’s sovereign wealth fund, to develop and expand the data center landscape in Indonesia.
  • Represented Volkswagen AG in its co-investment with Ford Motor Company in autonomous vehicle technology company Argo AI, valuing Argo at US$7.1 billion.
  • Represented AmerisourceBergen Corporation, the world’s second largest drug distributor, in its cross-border acquisition of PharmaLex Holding GmbH, a prominent Germany-based provider of specialized services for the pharma, biotech, and medtech industries, for €1.28 billion (US$1.35 billion).
  • Represented EdgePoint Infrastructure, an ASEAN–based independent telecommunications infrastructure company backed by DigitalBridge Group, Inc., on its landmark acquisition and leaseback of 2,934 telecom towers in the Philippines from Smart Communications Inc. and Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc.
  • Represented WorleyParsons in the drafting and negotiating of the company's U.S. credit agreement with Bank of America, a US$700 million senior revolving credit facility.
  • Representing Canada-based Magna International Inc., a mobility technology company and one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, in its agreement to acquire the Veoneer Active Safety business from SSW Partners for US$1.525 billion in cash.


Sidley is widely recognized by clients and peers alike as first-in-class for its cross-border capabilities, garnering top rankings and awards around the world.

Latin Lawyer 250 2024 – “Highly Recommended”
Banking and Finance
Corporate and M&A

Chambers Global 2023
China – International & Cross-Border Transactions (International Firms) – Band 3
UK – Finance & Capital Markets (International & Cross-Border) – Band 4
UK – Investment Funds & Asset Management (International & Cross-Border) – Band 4
Singapore – International & Cross-Border Capabilities (International Firms) – Band 3
USA – Corporate M&A (International & Cross-Border) – Band 4
USA – Investment Funds & Asset Management (International & Cross-Border) – Band 2
USA – Finance & Capital Markets (International & Cross-Border) – Band 2
USA – Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical Sector (International & Cross-Border) – Band 2
USA – Energy Sector (International & Cross-Border) – Band 2
USA – Technology Sector (International & Cross-Border) – Band 4

Bloomberg, Mergermarket, and Refinitiv 2023 M&A/PE league tables – Top 10 ranking for Latin America deals by deal count

LMG Life Sciences 2023
Corporate – Tier 2
Mergers and Acquisitions – Tier 2
Licensing and Collaboration – Tier 1

The Legal 500 Latin America 2023 rankings
Banking and Finance
Corporate and M&A
Projects and Energy

IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2023
High Yield Team of the Year
High Yield Deal of the Year – Guangzhou R&F Properties exchange offer
Debt and Equity-linked Team of the Year, Finalist
Loan Team of the Year, Finalist
Debt and Equity-linked Deal of the Year, Finalist — ASB Bank’s subordinated Tier 2 notes
Debt and Equity-linked Deal of the Year, Finalist — Peak Re’s 144A catastrophe bond
High Yield Deal of the Year, Finalist — Kawasan Industri Jababeka’s exchange offer and consent solicitation
High Yield Deal of the Year, Finalist — Redco Properties Group’s consent solicitation and issuance
High Yield Deal of the Year, Finalist — Zhongliang liability management
Loan Deal of the Year, Finalist — Shimao Group‒ TWP refinancing
Loan Deal of the Year, Finalist — Yisheng Biopharma’s royalty-backed financing

China Business Law Journal Awards 2023
Banking & Finance, Finalist
Structured Finance & Securitisation, Finalist
Real Estate & REITs, Finalist International – Asia Legal Awards 2023
Cross-border M&A Deal of the Year (0-$2 billion), Shortlisted – PDSTI – ICON Aircraft investment
TMT Deal of the Year, Shortlisted – EdgePoint Infrastructure’s landmark acquisition
Investment Funds Firm of the Year, Shortlisted
Securities Firm of the Year, Shortlisted

IFLR Europe Awards 2023
Private Equity Deal of the Year - Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.’s acquisition of Chelsea Football Club
Equity Deal of the Year, Finalist — Haleon
Private Equity Deal of the Year, Finalist — WCAS, Hg and Warburg Pincus/Norstella

IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2022
Deal of the Year: High Yield - Kasia