Who’s Who Legal recognized Sidley as a “Leading Firm” in EMEA and North America for having the greatest number of listings in its 2018 “WWL: Trade & Customs” analysis. Sidley “emerges as the top trade and customs outfit internationally” and the firm “dominates the North American market.” Geneva managing partner Todd J. Friedbacher and Washington, D.C. senior counsel Richard M. Belanger were both honored as “Global Elite Thought Leaders,” receiving high praise from the publication.
Todd was commended for his “superb work” regarding regulatory matters, as well as bilateral and regional trade agreements, gaining praise from peers as an “outstanding” practitioner in the market. Dick drew praise from peers as “one of the top names in the U.S.” with an “impressively broad” practice and extensive experience in advising companies and governments on customs, export controls and trade policy matters. Who’s Who Legal also commended Geneva partners Scott D. Andersen and Nicolas J.S. Lockhart, Brussels senior advisor Jacques Bourgeois and partner Arnoud Willems as well as Washington, D.C. partners Neil R. Ellis, Andrew W. Shoyer and Richard Weiner.
Sidley’s widely recognized International Trade team features members who draw from their prior service in governments around the world. Such experience gives the team an insider’s perspective regarding key government policies that impact international trade regulation, which are ever evolving. Sidley’s culture of collaboration partnered with the firm’s strategic office locations allows Sidley to assemble a global, highly integrated legal team to advise and advocate for clients with a stake in the global rules of trade and investment.