STEPHEN BALLAS represents financial and strategic investors in their structured, special situations, and joint venture investments and M&A. His practice includes both buy- and sell-side private as well as public company M&A, financings, and general corporate matters. He has experience in complex, cross-border transactions that include acquisitions, dispositions, carveouts, public company “take private” transactions, and debt and equity financings, as well as in liability management, structured equity, and distressed investment transactions.
His clients have included private credit, private equity, hedge, and sovereign wealth funds as well as public- and privately-held companies that invest in and operate across a variety of industries. These industries include financial services; investment management; real estate and real estate services; consumer retail; aviation; manufacturing; satellite telecommunications; media and entertainment; software and technology; advertising; biopharma; automotive and mobility; and sustainable energy. Stephen has advised on complex corporate governance matters that involve regulatory and criminal investigations as well as U.S. national security reviews.
Prior to joining Sidley, Stephen was a general counsel as well as a deputy general counsel at multinational public companies.