Sidley is proud to announce that four Sidley lawyers were recognized as “Rising Stars” at the Euromoney Legal Media Group’s inaugural Americas Rising Stars awards. They include:
- Elizabeth M. Chiarello – “Best in Product Liability”
- Joseph R. Gottlieb – “Best in Insurance & Reinsurance”
- Robert Kao – “Best in Structured Finance (Including Securitization & Derivatives)”
- Michael D. Mann – “Best in White Collar Crime”
Additionally, Euromoney recognized The World Bank’s “pandemic bond,” on which Sidley represented the underwriters, as a “Matter of the Year.” Sidley represented Swiss Re, Munich Re and GC Securities in this high-profile insurance-linked securities (ILS) transaction in which specialized bonds provide financial support to The World Bank, to channel surge funding to developing countries facing the risk of a pandemic. The bonds used first-of-a-kind structural elements, and are the first World Bank bonds of any kind issued to finance efforts against life-threatening infectious diseases, including the Ebola virus. The bonds also marked the first time that pandemic risk in developing countries was transferred to the financial markets.
The Americas Rising Stars awards celebrate the achievements of “those firms setting the standard in terms of attracting, developing, retaining and promoting talent and rising star attorneys leading the field in the legal sector across the Americas.”