Sidley received four practice area rankings in the 2022 edition of Chambers Crisis & Risk Management. The firm was ranked Band 1 in the Global-wide and USA Crisis Management categories, and also received commendations in Global-wide Environmental, Social & Governance Risk and UK Crisis Management. Further, the guide ranked Sidley partner Sara George in Band 1 in UK Crisis Management.
Chambers commended Sidley’s Crisis Management and Strategic Response group for assisting clients with a range of challenges, including business-critical threats, citing the praise Sidley has received in the U.S., UK, APAC, Europe, and the Middle East. Firm clients note in the guide that the team has “experience and relationships everywhere. The service they provide is very bespoke,” and that the team is “incredibly strategic,” and they “put their clients’ interests first” by “bringing in the right people for the given task.”
The firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) group was praised for supporting businesses operating in the U.S. and Europe to manage ESG risks and navigate their transition toward sustainability. Chambers described the team as being “lauded by clients for their expertise in the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations, amongst other regulatory regimes for sustainable finance.” Chambers also noted the firm for advising clients on corporate purpose, DEI initiatives, and ESG reporting.