The inaugural edition of Chambers Crisis & Risk Management has ranked Sidley among the leading firms for Global-wide Crisis Management, Global-wide Environmental, Social & Governance Risk, and USA – Nationwide Crisis Management. The newly created guide features the leading professional services providers in key markets worldwide, and includes detailed coverage of core crisis and risk services in the United States, the UK, and Global-wide regions.
The 2021 guide ranked Sidley among the two leading firms in the United States for Crisis Management, praising the firm’s ability to assist with diverse challenges, including business-critical threats. Clients note they are, “very impressed with the way [Sidley has] been able to predict how the various crises in the UK and the U.S. will play out,” and how the team is able to “advise in real time and proactively think ahead to the next stages and beyond.”
Chambers also ranked Sidley among the top six firms globally for Crisis Management. The publication noted in addition to Sidley’s capacity to lead matters from the UK and the U.S., the firm also has “well-reputed teams of experts in APAC across Europe and in the Middle East,” and that the firm’s advice is often closely coordinated across multiple global jurisdictions.
The guide commended Sidley’s global Environmental, Social and Governance Risk practice for its support of businesses operating in the U.S. and Europe to manage ESG risks and to navigate their transition towards sustainability. The team was described as being “lauded by clients” for its experience in the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations, amongst other regulatory regimes for sustainable finance. The team was also noted by clients as being “extremely responsive, able to take very complex and ambiguous legal issues and distil them down into straightforward, practical legal advice.”
In addition, Chambers recognized Sidley partners Sara George and Ellyce R. Cooper as notable practitioners for Global-wide Crisis & Risk Management; Heather M. Palmer and Leonard Ng as notable practitioners for Global-wide Environmental, Social & Governance Risk; and Yvette Ostolaza, Ellyce R. Cooper, and Holly J. Gregory as notable practitioners for USA – Nationwide Crisis Management.