Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Banking & Finance Department

France
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What the team is known for Noted for its activity in leveraged finance, financial restructurings and borrower-side issues. Acts for a range of clients including sponsors, investment funds and corporates from industries such as pharmaceuticals and waste management. Clients benefit from a cross-practice approach and co-ordination with teams in other jurisdictions.

Work highlights Assisted OMERS with the EUR350 million acquisition financing of Trescal.

Notable practitioners

The "very efficient" James Clarke primarily acts for sponsors on the full gamut of corporate finance and refinancing mandates. English-qualified, he is reputed for his strength in cross-border transactions and commentators deem him to be a "very good, technical lawyer."

Well regarded for his activity on the sponsor side, Olivier Jauffret handles a range of major acquisition finance and debt refinancing matters. He demonstrates further skill advising borrowers and is hailed by interviewees as "one of the quickest lawyers on the market."