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Alyssa A. Grikscheit

Alyssa A. Grikscheit

Sidley Austin LLP

New York, NY, USA


Alyssa Grikscheit, a partner in the New York office, has a diverse corporate practice that currently emphasizes complex transactions and alternative investment funds. Her experience also includes private equity and hedge funds, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and restructurings. Alyssa is fluent in Spanish and French and has extensive experience in international transactions, particularly those involving Latin America and other emerging markets such as China and India. 

Alyssa represents domestic and foreign clients making cross-border investments. She also represents buyers and sellers, including private equity funds and their portfolio companies, in acquisitions, dispositions, strategic alliances, restructurings and financings, including transactions in regulated industries such as the health care, pharmaceutical, energy, telecommunications and defense industries. In addition, Alyssa represents sponsors of alternative investment funds in fund formation and other aspects of their operations. Such funds have included distressed debt, energy, infrastructure, real estate opportunity, agribusiness, microfinance and emerging market funds. 

Alyssa is ranked in Chambers Global, Chambers USA and Chambers Latin America where “she is noted for her work in the M&A and private equity space and has longstanding experience dealing with cross-border transactions in Latin America.” Additionally, she has been recognized in the 2014 and 2015 editions of IFLR1000 as a “Rising Star” for Investment Funds in the United States. Alyssa was also recommended in Private Equity Funds in The Legal 500 US 2014–2017 and in Capital Markets and Corporate M&A in The Legal 500 Latin America 2013–2014. Alyssa has been recognized by Latinvex in “Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers” in 2015–2017 for her work throughout the region and is featured as one of “Latin America’s Top 50 Female Lawyers (2015): Corporate/M&A.”

Alyssa actively represents a nonprofit organization in establishing and capitalizing microfinance institutions in underserved emerging markets on a pro bono basis. 

Alyssa served as co-chair of the Inter-American Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s International Section and is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. 

Alyssa graduated cum laude from The University of Michigan Law School in 1994, received a Diploma of Advanced European Studies from the College of Europe in 1991 and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1990.
Alyssa A. Grikscheit is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters International Aspects of Acquiring a Foreign Privately Held Company - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2017, Monday, June 26, 2017
International Aspects of Acquiring a Foreign Privately Held Company (PowerPoint slides) - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2017, Monday, June 26, 2017
Key Issues in Drafting and Negotiating Acquisition Agreements - Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2018, Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Introduction to Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements - Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2018, Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Drafting Corporate Agreements 2018 (PowerPoint slides) - Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2018, Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Specialty Areas in Private Acquisitions or Sales: International Aspects and Intellectual Property - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2017, Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Acquisition Agreements - Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2018, Friday, January 19, 2018
Universal Issues and Preliminary Documents - Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2018, Friday, January 19, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Specialty Areas in Private Acquisitions or Sales: International Aspects and Intellectual Property - Specialty Areas in Private Acquisitions or Sales: International Aspects and Intellectual Property, Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Acquisition Agreements - Acquisition Agreements, Friday, January 19, 2018
Universal Issues and Preliminary Documents - Universal Issues and Preliminary Documents, Friday, January 19, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Specialty Areas in Private Acquisitions or Sales: International Aspects and Intellectual Property - Specialty Areas in Private Acquisitions or Sales: International Aspects and Intellectual Property, Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Universal Issues and Preliminary Documents - Universal Issues and Preliminary Documents, Friday, January 19, 2018
Acquisition Agreements - Acquisition Agreements, Friday, January 19, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Specialty Areas in Private Acquisitions or Sales: International Aspects and Intellectual Property - Specialty Areas in Private Acquisitions or Sales: International Aspects and Intellectual Property, Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Universal Issues and Preliminary Documents - Universal Issues and Preliminary Documents, Friday, January 19, 2018
Acquisition Agreements - Acquisition Agreements, Friday, January 19, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2017, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, New York, NY
Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2018, Thursday, January 25, 2018, New York, NY
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2018
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