New York – Sidley Austin LLP was No. 2 among law firms for legal defense of companies against activist shareholders in Thomson Reuters’ Shareholder Activism Scorecard for the first half of 2018. The ranking is based on the number of Sidley’s company representations in activist campaigns.
Sidley is one of only a few law firms with a dedicated Shareholder Activism Practice and deep proxy fight experience. In February, Sidley hired Kai Haakon Liekefett to lead Sidley’s Shareholder Activism Practice. With Mr. Liekefett’s addition, Sidley’s Shareholder Activism Practice members have been involved in over 35 proxy contests since 2015, more than any other defense law firm in the country according to SharkRepellent.
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