Sidley Austin hires Willkie partner for finance debt team

April 26, 2016 Chicago-based law firm Sidley Austin has hired a Wilkie Farr & Gallagher partner for its London-based debt finance team. James Crooks was a corporate leveraged finance partner at Wilkie, and before that worked at Kirkland & Ellis. He will join six of his former colleagues from Kirkland at Sidley Austin, which is hiring aggressively to build its debt finance team in London.

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