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Sidley Austin LLP's International Trade and Dispute Resolution Group Honored by Chambers and Partners

LONDON, November 17 /PRNewswire/ --

At an awards ceremony in London, Sidley Austin LLP was named Global WTO Law Firm of the Year by Chambers and Partners. This is the first year a Chambers award has been given for this practice area.

Sidley's 50-person International Trade and Dispute Resolution group, based in Geneva, Brussels and Washington, was recognized for its excellence in WTO dispute settlement and negotiations, and its innovative use of WTO rules to assist clients. Chambers and Partners determines its award winners based on interviews with clients and peers.

"We are very honored to receive this award," said Practice Group leader Daniel M. Price. "Sophisticated clients are increasingly relying on international trade and investment rules to structure transactions, gain market access, and resolve regulatory problems. We are pleased to be able to advise our corporate and sovereign clients on these matters."

"We are delighted to be selected for this prestigious award and are very proud of our team," said Tom Cole, the Chairman of Sidley's Executive Committee. "Our clients expect a truly global approach to their problems and we are pleased to be able to provide them with comprehensive solutions."

Earlier this year Sidley was also named Global Trade and Customs Law Firm of 2006 by Who's Who Legal.

Sidley Austin LLP is one of the world's largest full-service law firms, with more than 1,700 lawyers practicing in 15 U.S. and international cities including Beijing, Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. In 2006, Sidley was named to Legal Business' Global Elite, their designation for "the 15 finest law firms in the world." In 2005, BTI, a Boston-based consulting and research firm, named Sidley to their Client Service Hall of Fame as one of only two law firms to rank in the Client Service Top 10 for five years in a row.

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