MICHELLE TONG is a partner in Sidley’s European Corporate and Private Equity Group. Michelle advises private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies on a broad range of matters, including leveraged buyouts, structured equity investments, distressed investments, equity and debt restructurings, joint ventures, management incentive plans and fund formations. She has a wealth of experience in leading cross-border transactions, including matters in regulated industries such as healthcare and life sciences.
In 2020, Michelle was honored by both Financial News, which named her to its “Private Equity Rising Stars” list and Private Equity International, which named her to its “Future 40” list. The annual Financial News list profiles 25 of the most promising dealmakers, fundraisers, advisers and investor relations professionals under 40 in Europe. Michelle was selected from a longlist of nearly 100 candidates and was the only legal adviser to be named to the list in 2020. Similarly, the annual Private Equity International list recognizes individuals under the age of 40 who are set to shape private equity over the next decade. Both lists recognized Michelle for her leading role in advising key client TowerBrook Capital Partners, as well as her significant contributions to the London office’s associate recruitment and diversity and inclusion programs.