Sidley was ranked No. 1 in Bloomberg’s Global Activism Market Review Adviser Rankings for company-side engagements among legal advisers during the first half of 2021. Sidley received the top ranking for campaigns globally and in the United States across all measures of campaign activity — number of campaigns, market capitalization of companies represented, and cumulative size of activist stake. Sidley was also ranked No. 1 for representing companies in the Technology and Industrials industries. This new ranking follows Sidley’s previous No. 1 rankings in the activism defense league tables of Bloomberg, FactSet, Refinitiv (previously Thomson Reuters), and Activist Insight for 2020.
Additionally in the first half of 2021, the co-chairs of Sidley’s Shareholder Activism practice, Kai Liekefett and Derek Zaba, were ranked by Chambers USA as among the top five lawyers for takeover defense. Over the past five years, Mr. Liekefett and Mr. Zaba have represented companies in more than 85 proxy contests, several hundred other activist campaigns, and dozens of settlements — more than any other activism defense law firm in the country.
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