DHEVINE CHANDRAPALA is a managing associate and a member of the Restructuring and Private Equity practices in London.
He has experience in cross-border restructurings advising sponsors, debtors, creditors, and strategic investors on restructurings of stressed and distressed businesses. Dhevine also advises investment banks, hedge funds, and private equity houses in their review and diligence of European investment opportunities in par, stressed, and distressed transactions.
Dhevine was the lead associate for the Sidley team that was recognised by the 2021 FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe for the restructuring of Travelex, and the team won the highly prestigious “Innovation in Rescue, Restructuring and Recovery (Law firm)” award. He was also part of the team which was “Highly Commended” in the Restructuring Team of the Year category at the 2021 Legal Business Awards, and has been recognised in Legal 500 2021 for his “strong practical, commercial edge” and “being very easy to work with”.
Prior to joining Sidley in 2017, Dhevine trained at another international law firm where he gained experience in private equity M&A, leveraged finance, commercial and bilateral investment treaty arbitration, and restructuring.
Dhevine is currently a Masters in Finance candidate at London Business School, where he is the president of the LBS Turnaround & Restructuring Club, and HKUST Business School. Prior to that, Dhevine received an LL.B. with First Class Honours from the London School of Economics and Political Science.