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Alexander Moon Joins Sidley Austin’s Global Finance Practice

July 9, 2012

New York —Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce that Alexander Moon is joining the Firm’s global finance practice as a partner in the New York office. Mr. Moon’s practice includes the representation of U.S. and international banks based in Europe and Asia in a range of secured and unsecured financings, with a particular focus on the financing of commodities in domestic and cross-border contexts.

“We are pleased to welcome Alex to the Firm,” said Michael Schmidtberger, Managing Partner of Sidley’s New York office and a member of the Firm’s Management and Executive Committees. “His broad experience, including commodity financing, further adds to the significant strength of our global finance practice group.”

Mr. Moon’s broader transactional experience also includes the representation of financial institutions in a variety of corporate financing activities, including general commercial lending (ranging from complex syndicated loans with multiple currencies and tranches to single lender loans), project financing, acquisition financing, letter of credit and trade finance facilities, commercial real estate and hospitality financing, private equity and hedge fund investments, United States Export-Import Bank supported financings, and various structured financing transactions (including receivables financing and tax-structured funding mechanisms).

“I am delighted to be joining Sidley, a firm which is consistently recognized as having a leading finance practice,” said Mr. Moon. “The depth of talent at this firm will be a tremendous asset for my clients.”

Mr. Moon earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law, his M.B.A. from New York University and his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University. He is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association.

“Alex’s ability to handle such an extensive range of financing transactions is an important contribution to our strategic goal of having broad finance capabilities in our offices located in global financial centers,” said Skip Stern, one of the heads of the global finance practice group.

“Alex is a strategic addition to our finance practice in New York,” said Myles Pollin, one of the heads of the global finance group in New York. “Our practice includes traditional bank finance, structured finance and funds-related work, and Alex will be a great fit for us and our clients.”

Sidley Austin LLP is a premier full-service law firm with approximately 1700 lawyers practicing in 18 U.S. and international cities, including Beijing, Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. This year, Sidley celebrates 30 years in Asia. Repeating its performance in the inaugural 2010 survey, Sidley received the most first-tier national rankings of any U.S. law firm in the 2011/12 U.S.News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey. Sidley was also named the U.S.News – Best Lawyers “Law Firm of the Year” in both Corporate Law and Securities Regulation in the 2011/12 survey (the first year of such designations). BTI, a Boston-based research and consulting firm, has named Sidley as one of only three firms to have been in the top ten of the BTI Client Service rankings every year since the inception of those rankings in 2001, and as number one in three of those years.

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