Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

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What the team is known for Globally respected US firm which has built a significant UK practice that is well integrated in the market and has strong relationships with UK and European clients. The London office is praised by sources, both within the UK and in other jurisdictions, as a key part of the firm's overall international strength. Core focus areas of M&A, banking and finance, and restructuring and insolvency represent the three main pillars of the London practice, with a significant emphasis on serving the private equity sector throughout all areas.

Internationally, the team advises a host of international investors on cross-border transactional work, often alongside the firm's New York offices. Also demonstrates considerable strengths handling deals in Central Europe, and routinely acts alongside a strong network in Asia.

Strengths One client reveals: "Their international capability is very important, they have strong teams in relevant jurisdictions," and adds that the firm's "strong US presence" is a key advantage on matters involving international stakeholders which are run from the US.

One client reports that the firm has proven its capacity to lead transactions from the UK, saying for "more complex and international things we use Weil" because "Weil has proven they can handle those situations."

Clients report: "The team has consistently delivered excellent and practical advice. They consistently demonstrate clear understanding of the market and commercial issues. The global offices and ability to work across borders is a great benefit."