Sidley has been shortlisted for “Activist Defense Adviser of the Year” and for “Law Firm of the Year” in both the Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage and the Financial Services categories. In addition, two deals on which Sidley advised Clearlake Capital have been named a finalist for “Private Equity Deal of the Year.” The shortlisted deals are Clearlake’s acquisition of Chelsea Football Club and Clearlake’s acquisition of Cornerstone OnDemand. Notably, a pair of Sidley partners have been shortlisted for recognition:
- Chris E. Abbinante — Most Outstanding Dealmaker of the Year – Middle Market
- Mehdi Khodadad — Private Equity Dealmaker of the Year
The annual awards recognize the leading lawyers, bankers, service providers, and investors shaping the global M&A landscape. Winners will be announced at the awards dinner on September 27, 2022.