London – Sidley is pleased to announce that Phil Cheveley has joined the firm’s M&A and Private Equity practice in London. He is the fourth new partner in 2023 for Sidley’s growing London office, following the promotions of regulatory and enforcement lawyer Francesca Blythe and tax lawyer Steve Quinn, as well as the recent arrival of restructuring lawyer Kieran Sharma.
Phil Cheveley has a broad corporate practice that spans across public and private M&A and investments, public takeovers, joint ventures, and other complex cross border corporate and commercial arrangements.
He holds strong relationships with public corporates across a number of sectors including financial services, industrials, energy transition, and infrastructure. His practice also complements the firm’s existing Equity Capital Markets offering, having acted for issuers and underwriters on IPOs, secondary fundraisings, block trades, and other listing procedures.
“Having someone of Phil’s experience and talent join our team speaks volumes of our growing reputation as a leading advisor for public and private M&A and private equity transactions,” said Tom Thesing, a member of Sidley’s Management and Executive Committees and managing partner of Sidley’s office in London. “Phil has also worked on the corporate aspects of a number of restructuring transactions and will collaborate closely with our busy restructuring practice as we continue to see clients exploit market opportunities on distress driven transactions.”
“Phil’s strong relationships with public corporates makes him an excellent fit for our growing M&A and Private Equity practice as we look to expand work for our existing clients as well as build new lasting relationships,” said Brian Fahrney, global co-leader of the firm’s M&A and Private Equity practice and a member of Sidley's Management and Executive Committees.
Mr. Cheveley joins Sidley from Shearman & Sterling where he was Head of the firm’s M&A practice for EMEA and Asia.
Sidley’s preeminent global M&A and Private Equity practice has nearly 500 lawyers that are engaged in the full spectrum of public and private mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions across a variety of industries including energy, life sciences, sports, entertainment, real estate, consumer products, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, technology, media and telecoms, financial services and insurance, and metals and mining. The practice was recently honored as a 2022 Practice Group of the Year by Law360 in the Private Equity category.
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