DHEVINE CHANDRAPALA has experience in cross-border restructurings advising sponsors, debtors, creditors, and strategic investors on restructurings of stressed and distressed businesses (including six months in Sidley’s Hong Kong office). Dhevine also advises private equity and credit houses, hedge funds, and investment banks in their review and diligence of European and Asian investment opportunities in par, stressed, and distressed transactions.
Dhevine is recommended for Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency by The Legal 500 UK 2024, and has been recognized by The Legal 500 UK since 2021, where he was noted for his “strong practical, commercial edge” and “being very easy to work with.”. Dhevine was the lead associate for the Sidley team that was recognized by FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe 2021 for the restructuring of Travelex, where the team won the highly prestigious “Innovation in Rescue, Restructuring and Recovery (Law firm)” award. In addition, Dhevine was also part of the team that won the “Restructuring Team of the Year” award at the Legal Business Awards 2023 and “Highly Commended” in the “Restructuring Team of the Year” category at the Legal Business Awards 2021.
Dhevine has completed a Masters in Finance at London Business School, where he was the president of the LBS Turnaround Management & Restructuring Club, and HKUST Business School. Dhevine was awarded “Student of the Year” at LBS in 2023 and is currently a research assistant to Professor Florin Vasvari (Chair, Accounting Faculty) at LBS.
Prior to joining Sidley in 2017, Dhevine trained at another international law firm where he gained experience in private equity M&A, leveraged finance, commercial and bilateral investment treaty arbitration, and restructuring.