Continuing its consistent rankings among the top global capital markets firms in the Thomson Reuters League Tables, in 2014, Sidley earned number one rankings in the U.S. categories of issuer counsel and manager counsel for U.S. straight debt, including ABS and MBS, driven by the firm’s unique position as both the leading issuer’s and manager’s counsel on U.S. investment grade debt offerings. This comes on the heels of Sidley being named U.S. “Debt Firm of the Year” for 2014 by The Legal 500.
Sidley was also number one in the International category of manager counsel for Australia international bonds. Such success is born out of the collaborative efforts between the lawyers on Sidley’s Securities and Global Finance teams, which span the firm’s offices in the U.S., Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and London, and further cements Sidley’s longstanding reputation for working seamlessly across legal disciplines to provide high-quality global client service, reflecting our core principles of Talent, Teamwork and Results.
Overall, Sidley ranked in 23 of the 38 categories in the 2014 survey. Among the top five issuer and manager counsels, Sidley was rated number four manager counsel and number five issuer counsel for U.S. debt, equity and equity-related. Sidley was also among the top five in the International category for Asia Pacific G3 bonds, with rankings as number three issuer counsel and number five manager counsel. These results represent a jump in the rankings and highlight the growth of our issuer representation and equity practices.