Daily News: November 29, 2017

M&A Lawyers Vlieger and Lefranc Join Sidley in London


Wim De Vlieger and Till Lefranc will join Sidley Austin as partners in its London office. They will be members of Sidley’s global private equity practice that includes M&A and capital market transactions.

Both were formerly with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

“In just over one year, our private equity group in Europe has grown exponentially,” said Erik Dahl, co-leader of the firm’s private equity practice. “With Wim and Till on board, we will have 25 partners in London and Munich who are actively engaged in serving sponsors and portfolio companies and over 60 lawyers in Europe focused on providing multidisciplinary solutions to our private equity and corporate clients.”

De Vlieger and Lefranc will counsel clients across Europe on a wide range of transactions, including private equity, M&A, corporate and capital markets transactions. Their practices will focus on advising clients on crossborder M&A, growth capital investments, infrastructure transactions, high-yield debt offerings and shareholder and management equity arrangements, as well as on initial and secondary public offerings.