Heller lures Sidley corporate partner

Heller Ehrman has snared a Sidley Austin corporate partner to bolster its London corporate practice.

Robert Asher, who specialises in the real estate and hospitality sectors, will join the firm’s London office to help strengthen Heller’s presence in the European corporate market.

Asher, who has advised on key leisure and real estate transactions in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, includes hotel groups such as Dorchester Group and Fairmont in his client list.

Both Asher and Heller’s corporate practice have advised Starwood and Fairmont on corporate transactions.