MIMMA BARILA is the managing partner of Sidley’s Sydney office and the head of the Capital Markets group in Sydney. Her practice focuses on corporate finance and U.S. capital markets transactions.
Mimma has extensive experience in representing issuers, investors, and underwriters in securities transactions, including private placements of secured and unsecured high yield and investment grade debt, equity and hybrid securities, tender and exchange offers and SEC registered offerings.
Mimma has been ranked as a Band 1 leading lawyer in the 2020, 2021 and 2022 editions of Chambers Asia-Pacific for U.S. law-based capital markets in the Australia chapter. She has also been ranked in the 2020, 2021, and 2022 editions of Chambers Global Capital Markets (US Law) in the Australia chapter and featured in the Spotlight Table of Chambers Global Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Expertise Based Abroad) in 2021 and 2022. Clients praise Mimma for being “very easy to deal with, very responsive, and provides clear advice and guidance on technical matters.” She has been recognized for her experience in relation to US law capital markets, often advising clients on Rule 144A transactions, high-yield and investment-grade debt offerings, and equity placements.
Mimma was also listed in the 2018–2021 edition of Best Lawyers in Australia in the practices of corporate law, debt capital markets law and equity capital markets law.