Sidley Austin LLP (Europe)

The Vault Review


  • “Magic Circle standard work while keeping the feel of a small firm”
  • “Relative autonomy” and open-door policy
  • The money


  • “Indifferent management”
  • Lack of social interaction
  • Some morale issues

The Buzz

  • “Aggressive US”
  • “Pays well”

Survey Says

Vault's Verdict: As Sidley works to diversify what was a securitisation-heavy practice, it faces lingering morale issues-and not only among finance lawyers, whose ranks bore the brunt of redundancies in 2009. However, associates also note that business "has really picked up" and...

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