Sidley Austin hired Stephen Roith as a partner in the firm’s securities practice and as co-head of the firm’s London capital markets group. Roith will focus his practice on capital markets and structured finance transactions.

The new hire's experience focuses on both developed and emerging markets capital markets, and is active in various international securities and finance deals such as secured and unsecured Eurobond issues, subordinated and high yield debt, tax and regulatory capital motivated structured finance.

Aside from his experience in the London market, Roith previously led an international law firm’s Asian capital markets practice.

“Stephen is widely recognised in the capital markets arena as a highly skilled and senior lawyer with tremendous knowledge and experience in English law,” said Thomas Cole, chair of the law firm’s executive Committee. “Stephen’s arrival will add depth to our capital markets practice in London, and his leadership will support the growth of our European capital markets practice and of the English law capital markets practice in our Asia Pacific offices. I am pleased to welcome him to the firm.”

“I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to Sidley’s highly respected global capital markets practice by expanding the firm’s English law capabilities in the London, Hong Kong and the other Asia Pacific markets where I can offer my insight of many years in this area of law,” Roith said.

Sidley's global securities practice has over 125 lawyers in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia who focus their primary practice on capital markets. The firm has an integrated U.S. and English law capital markets team in London that advises issuers, arrangers and other market participants.

The London team represents the U.K. and other European issuers in connection with Securities and Exchange Commission-registered and Rule 144A offerings in the U.S. It also acts for European, U.S., Canadian, Asia Pacific and other non-European Union issuers in connection with Regulation S and other securities offerings in Europe.

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