Sidley Austin corporate finance partner Matthew Sheridan is relocating from Hong Kong to the firm’s Singapore office, effective Jan. 1, where he will assume responsibilities as co-head of the firm’s Asia International Corporate Finance group. Sheridan will share those responsibilities with Tim Li, who will remain in Hong Kong.
Thomas W. Albrecht, the firm’s Managing Partner for the Asia Pacific region, commented on the move in a press release: “Matt and Tim have built a top-tier corporate finance reputation and a deep and talented bench in Hong Kong. We have experienced increased client demand in South East Asia and we expect that trend to continue, so now is the time to expand our geographic capabilities utilizing that deep bench.”
Sheridan, who has lived and worked in Asia since 1994, including in Singapore from 1995-2002, represents underwriters and issuers, including corporate enterprises, financial institutions, governments and governmental entities in connection with corporate financings through global offerings of debt and equity securities, as well as mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings.
“I am excited to take up this new challenge, which represents a natural progression in our Asian practice,” Sheridan said.
Sidley has had an established presence in the Asia Pacific region for more than 25 years, having opened its first office in the region in Singapore in 1982.