Sidley leads Starwood on Le Meridien buyout

Sawyer, Donna
December 2005
Lawyer;12/12/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 48, p12
Trade Publication
The article informs that Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP (Sidley) is giving legal advice to Starwood Hotels & Resorts Inc. (Starwood) regarding the acquisition of the Le Meridien brand and management business. The sale is related to the global restructuring of the Le Meridien brand. Sidley started advising Starwood regarding the acquisition in 2003. Sidley is also advising Starwood regarding the sale of 38 hotels to Host Marriott Corp. The deal is likely to close in early 2006. According to Sidley's managing partner Robert Asher, the firm has represented Starwood for more than 30 years.


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