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Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley Austin LLP


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  • As the firm that helped bring together one of the most iconic power couples, Barack and Michelle Obama, Sidley Austin has a unique claim to fame.
  • Sidley Austin is currently the sixth-largest U.S.-based corporate law firm, with approximately 2,000 lawyers and annual revenues of more than two billion dollars.
  • The firm is one of the most well known in the US, and increasingly globally.
  • It posted a global revenue this year of $2.2 billion (£1.8 billion).
  • In London turnover has grown at a faster pace than the firm globally: by 14% over the last year to reach £97.5 million.
  • This expanding London office which it puts down to “high levels of demand” promises exciting new deals and good secondment opportunities.
  • During such deals trainees and associates work in small teams giving them significant exposure to the work and a chance to develop their skills.
  • The small teams also foster a supportive atmosphere.


Sidley Austin LLP

Tel: 020 7776 9633


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Sidley Austin LLP or Sidley as it is usually referred to, is a US law firm with an international presence through offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, New York, Palo Alto, Boston, Houston, Century City and Washington D.C. in the US; Brussels, London, Munich and Geneva in Europe; and Beijing, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and Sydney in the Asia-Pacific region.

The firm employs approximately 2,000 fee earners in the 20 offices listed above and has a global reputation for its litigation, regulatory and transactional expertise.

The firm’s history stretches as far back as 1866, where one legacy firm—Sidley & Austin—was opened in Chicago; and the second legacy firm, Brown & Wood was established in 1914 in New York. The two firms merged in 2001 to create Sidley Austin Brown & Wood and in 2006, the name was changed to Sidley Austin LLP.

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