PHIL CHEVELEY has a broad corporate practice based on international and domestic transactions. He has a wealth of experience advising clients on cross-border and domestic public company takeovers, mergers, acquisitions, and disposals, as well as primary and secondary equity issues.
Phil has received acknowledgement from numerous industry ranking guides. He is recognized in The Legal 500 UK 2024 for M&A: Upper Mid-Market and Premium Deals, £750 million and above. Sources state that he “stands out as an exceptional lawyer: a great communicator, problem solver, and very proactive. He really is the finished article.” In Chambers UK 2024, he is ranked for Corporate/M&A £800 million and above, with sources noting “Phil stands out due to his client relationship skills” and that he is “clever, charming and very effective.” Clients also state that “Phil has an unflappable and calm manner. He guides clients through difficult and challenging transactions in a very effective way.” In Chambers UK 2023, clients praised him as “Brilliant. Very user-friendly with a thorough understanding of very complex issues, and he manages teams superbly.” In Chambers Europe 2023, Phil was recognized for Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability. He is also ranked in Who’s Who Legal 2022 for M&A and Corporate Governance.
Prior to joining Sidley in 2023, Phil was the Head of M&A for EMEA and Asia at another international law firm.