Sidley Austin has hired Matthew Cahill to start in early November as a partner in its global finance practice. He focuses on securitization, structured finance, liability and capital management deals and restructurings. He has a specific focus on regulatory capital-driven offerings.

With 20 years of experience as a practicing lawyer, Cahill experience includes derivatives knowledge, an understanding of the European financial regulatory regime and substantial Islamic finance experience. He is returning to London after practicing as a structured finance and capital markets partner at a Clifford Chance's Abu Dhabi office, and previously in its London, Tokyo and Dubai offices as well. 

Cahill will further build the London finance practice, focusing on regulatory capital-driven deals and other structured transactions.

“Matthew is an accomplished and versatile lawyer who can work across practice disciplines and asset classes with facility,” said George Petrow, Sidley’s managing partner for the European region and co-chair of the firm’s global finance practice. “Our Global Finance practice remains a recognized firm strength and our strong London team is a key component of that. I have no doubt Matthew will be a key driver for continued success given his strong track record of assisting clients across different markets.”

“At a time of great change in the financial markets, I am very excited about joining Sidley Austin’s London office and to work alongside its talented team of lawyers in the Global Finance and Capital Markets Practices,” Cahill said. “I believe there is a strong opportunity to provide strategic support to the firm’s clients wishing to access the capital markets and to develop new product areas in response to Basel III and the array of U.S. regulations affecting financial institutions globally.”

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