Sidley is representing Allkem Limited (ASX: AKE) in its all-stock merger of equals with Livent Corporation (NYSE: LTHM), a transaction valued at approximately US$10.6 billion. The combination will create an integrated global lithium chemicals producer with enhanced business-critical scale and greater capacity to meet growing customer demand for lithium. The combined company will be positioned to capitalize on the expected growth in lithium demand from electric vehicles and energy storage solutions.
The Sidley team is being led by Joe Michaels, Brian Fahrney, and Jessica Day (M&A), and includes Robert L. Meyers (Capital Markets); James Wood, Erica Taschler, Emily Olivera, Cameron K. Woolley, Hannah Ellis, Reed M. Kreger, Lauren J. Spicer, and Jahanzeb Jahania (M&A); Rachel D. Kleinberg, Jason Menzies, and Nathan Enfield (Tax); Sonia Barros and Sara M. von Althann (Corporate Governance); William Blumenthal, Vincent Brophy, Rosanna Connolly, Laura Collins, and Miriam Silvestri (Antitrust/Competition); Andrew W. Shoyer, Jim Mendenhall, Sven De Knop, Carys Golesworthy, Alessandra Moroni, and Grigore Alexandru (Global Trade); Matthew E. Johnson, Christian E. Pilhofer, P.C. Wang, and Carolyn L. Ayaub (Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation); Teresa L. Reuter and Julia M. Sprangers (Labor and Employment); Liz McCloy and Joy Kerr (Real Estate); Heather Palmer and Sarah A. Jehl (Environmental); Anna Remis, Imani Lee, and Dina M.P. Kang (Technology and Life Sciences Transactions); and Tim Chandler and Eduardo Marquez Certucha (Energy and Infrastructure).