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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Banking & Finance

4 ranked lawyersBand 2London (Firms)UK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Notable sponsor-side practice that is active on major matters for leading private equity firms, investment banks and traditional lenders. Well positioned to advise on the full range of financial instruments including US products, securing its position as a sought-after adviser in the LBO market. Draws on the firm's global full-service platform to provide a seamless service on cross-border and multidisciplinary issues.

Strengths

One client reports: "It was an absolutely fantastic experience. They were very competent and client-friendly - best in class when it comes to financing."

Clients agree the firm has a "fantastic sponsor-side practice."

Other clients note: "They have been extremely professional and very commercial," adding: "They are considered thought leaders both on the lender and borrower side."

Work highlights

Acted for Bain Capital on the acquisition of a 60% stake in Kantar from WPP.

Notable practitioners

Chris McLaughlin is regularly instructed by sponsors and financial institutions on a range of leveraged and acquisition financings. He is additionally noted for his expert representation of private debt funds.
"He's thoughtful, detail-oriented and innovative in his approach." "He is a very collaborative lawyer who negotiates hard for his clients."

Paul Hibbert has an active finance practice advising sponsor and lender-side clients. He offers niche expertise in infrastructure finance matters as well as real estate and fund financings.
"He is outstanding. Paul explains complicated legal concepts clearly, follows up quickly and is able to make the client feel confident in navigating complex deals. He delivers high-quality legal advice in plain English, and he is extremely knowledgeable."

Reena Gogna has a wealth of knowledge that spans leveraged financings to debt restructurings. Her sophisticated client roster includes both private credit providers and traditional bank lenders.
"Clients like her and she works well with a team - she has a good approach to doing deals." "She is viewed in the community as very capable, very professional, and is able to bridge the gap between sponsors and lenders in a commercial way."

Tom Richards is noted for his expert representation of private equity sponsors, whom he advises on the gamut of leveraged finance matters. He is regularly sought after to assist clients on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions.
"Tom is a superstar. He is very quick, commercial and works well with a range of people." "He is a great lawyer; very client-focused, yet also very strong technically and focused on detail." "He is a very good operator and prolific at the high end of the market."

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Overview

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Members

Bright, Patrick

Gogna, Reena

Konchady, Nitin

McLaughlin, Chris

Richards, Tom

Stewart, Paul

Banking & Finance Department

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

firm
Department location

110 Fetter Lane

London

Greater London

UK

EC4A 1AY

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London (Firms)

Banking & Finance: Big-Ticket


Chris McLaughlin
Band 5
Paul Hibbert
Band 5
Reena Gogna
Band 6
Tom Richards
Band 2