London – Sidley is pleased to announce that Robert Darwin has joined the London Corporate group as a partner in the Global M&A and Private Equity practice. Mr. Darwin joins from Dechert LLP.
Mr. Darwin’s work is international and focuses on private equity, M&A, and collaborative transactions, including strategic collaborations, acquisitions, private equity buyouts, licensing, and venture deals. Although Mr. Darwin has experience across a range of industries, including technology, consumer, and industrials, he is particularly known for his work in the life sciences and healthcare sectors. His clients range from family offices and private equity sponsors to mid- to-large-sized public and private strategics and growth companies.
“Robert has an exceptional reputation in the UK and European markets, and his addition will enhance our European transactional capabilities in life sciences and healthcare, which is a priority,” said Tom Thesing, a member of Sidley’s Management and Executive Committees and managing partner of Sidley’s office in London. “He has worked with a number of our partners previously, and they are excited to have the chance to join forces with him again as we continue to expand our European team.”
“The opportunity to collaborate with partners across Sidley will immediately accelerate the growth of my practice,” said Mr. Darwin. “The firm’s global platform, transactional capabilities, and the impressive recent growth of the life sciences and healthcare transactions group and the firm’s coverage and commitment to these sectors were key factors in my decision to make this move.”
Sidley’s pioneering life sciences practice comprises an experienced team of approximately 200 lawyers across numerous legal disciplines in offices around the world. Spanning three continents, the integrated team works together as a cohesive unit to provide pioneering legal advice on the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. A deep bench and global reach allow Sidley to be nimble, staffing up any size matter at a moment’s notice anywhere in the world.
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