April 5, 2012
London – Sidley was named “Best Onshore Law Firm – Client Service” at the Hedge Fund Manager (HFM) Week European Hedge Fund Services Awards 2012 at a ceremony held in London on March 28. HFM Week is a weekly publication produced for the international hedge fund community. The awards recognise companies in the hedge fund arena that have outperformed their peer group over the course of 2011.
“It is rewarding to be recognised by HFM for excelling in our service to hedge fund clients,” said Bruce Gardner, head of Sidley’s London hedge fund team. “Every member of our team takes the trust of their clients very seriously and this is a special award.”
“At Sidley, client service is something we do not just talk about but do our utmost to deliver,” added Drew Scott, Managing Partner of Sidley’s London office. “Our client service has been recognized in a number of global awards to the firm. It is wonderful that our London Funds group has been similarly recognized by the HFM award.”
Sidley has a premier, global practice in structuring and advising investment funds and advisers. The Investment Funds, Advisers and Derivatives practice group serves virtually every type of investment fund and investment manager as well as many other market participants. The group has more than 120 corporate, securities and derivatives lawyers dedicated to investment fund, investment management and derivatives work worldwide, with lawyers practising in New York, Chicago, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Sidley was named the “Best North American Law Firm” in the 2011 Hedgeweek Awards. In 2011 and 2010, Sidley received first-tier national rankings for its Private Funds / Hedge Funds, Derivatives & Futures and Mutual Funds Practices in the U.S.News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey.
Sidley Austin LLP is one of the world’s premier full-service law firms, with approximately 1700 lawyers practising in 18 U.S. and international cities, including Beijing, Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. This year, Sidley celebrates 30 years in Asia. Repeating its performance in the inaugural 2010 survey, Sidley received the most first-tier national rankings of any U.S. law firm in the 2011/12 U.S.News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey. Sidley was also named the U.S.News – Best Lawyers “Law Firm of the Year” in both Corporate Law and Securities Regulation in the 2011/12 survey (the first year of such designations). BTI, a Boston-based research and consulting firm, has named Sidley as one of only three firms to have been in the top ten of the BTI Client Service rankings every year since the inception of those rankings in 2001, and as number one in three of those years.
Sidley Austin LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership which operates at the firm’s offices other than Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Dallas, London, Hong Kong, Houston, Singapore and Sydney, is affiliated with other partnerships, including Sidley Austin LLP, an Illinois limited liability partnership (Chicago); Sidley Austin (NY) LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership (New York); Sidley Austin (CA) LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Palo Alto); Sidley Austin (TX) LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership (Dallas, Houston); Sidley Austin LLP, a separate Delaware limited liability partnership (London); Sidley Austin LLP, a separate Delaware limited liability partnership (Singapore); Sidley Austin, a New York general partnership (Hong Kong); Sidley Austin, a Delaware general partnership of registered foreign lawyers restricted to practicing foreign law (Sydney); and Sidley Austin Nishikawa Foreign Law Joint Enterprise (Tokyo). The affiliated partnerships are referred to herein collectively as Sidley Austin, Sidley, or the firm.