Martin A. Wellington

Martin Wellington is the managing partner of Sidley’s Palo Alto office and a member of the M&A, Private Equity, Capital Markets and Emerging Companies and Venture Capital (ECVC) practices. Martin counsels technology companies and their sources of capital on a variety of transactions, including M&A, joint ventures and private, as well as public, offerings. He … Read more

Brent Trame

Brent helps his clients navigate the complexities of mergers, acquisitions, financings, and other significant corporate transactions from initial negotiation through execution and closing. He counsels clients in the negotiation, structuring and implementation of joint ventures and other strategic relationships. He has advised clients ranging from early-stage companies and family-owned businesses to large, serial acquirers across … Read more

Colby W. Smith

Colby W. Smith counsels clients in business law matters, with an emphasis on middle-market public and private merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, including divestitures, carve-outs and asset acquisitions. He represents seed, institutional, and venture capital investors, with a focus on corporate venture capital investing. He also represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies in … Read more

Scott V. Simpson

Mr. Simpson has been based in London since 1990 and before that practiced law in Skadden’s New York office throughout the 1980s. Mr. Simpson advises clients on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, including contested and hostile bids. He also has significant experience advising a variety of public companies on complex corporate governance issues. Mr. Simpson’s recent … Read more

Richard A. Silfen

Richard A. Silfen regularly advises companies and their boards, as well as fund sponsors and their portfolio companies, in capital markets and other capital-raising transactions, mergers and acquisitions and control transactions. Mr. Silfen also assists emerging and private equity-backed companies to develop plans for the growth and development of their businesses and technologies, including collaborative … Read more

Michael Sheng

Michael specialises in China-related foreign direct investments and mergers and acquisitions. He is also particularly experienced in advising Chinese companies (whether state-owned or private) on their outbound investments into Australia, Europe and other jurisdictions. He is regarded as a strategic problem solver with a high degree of business acumen. Michael has acted on many China-related … Read more

Thomas Sauermilch

Thomas Sauermilch concentrates in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other complex cross-border corporate/commercial transactions for major multinational corporations, private equity funds and their portfolio companies and medium-sized businesses. He also advises clients in corporate governance and compliance matters. He has led transactions in a wide range of sectors, including aerospace and avionics, automotive … Read more

William B. Rowland

Bill Rowland represents significant companies in M&A and other transactional matters, crafting pragmatic solutions to his client’s complex business and legal issues. Clients have turned to Bill for more than 30 years to achieve their transactional goals. His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, corporate governance, and takeovers. He … Read more

Gerald F. Roach

Gerald Roach serves as Firm Chair of Smith Anderson and his practice involves public company securities, domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance matters, private financings, technology law, and advising boards of directors and special committees. Gerald regularly represents public and private growth companies and private equity firms with their general corporate … Read more

Bruce W. Raphael

In his three decades of practice, Bruce Raphael has worked with public and private buyers and sellers to assess risk, structure, and negotiate hundreds of M&A transactions and to enable them to run their businesses post-transaction. He works with clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, telecommunications, gaming, life sciences, manufacturing, and technology, … Read more