Executive Partner: Barry M Wolf
Number of partners worldwide: approximately 300
Number of lawyers worldwide: approximately 1100
Main Areas of Practice:
Weil’s Prague office has been providing legal services in the Czech Republic since 1992 and ranks among the largest law firms active in the Czech market. Weil provides legal services in M&A, corporate law, banking and finance, capital markets, insolvency and restructuring, civil, commercial and labour law, financial law, administrative law and competition law, real estate, IT and intellectual property, public procurement, concessions and PPP projects. The firm has advised on matters involving state aid under EU law, drawing of financial resources from the EU’s funds, management and disposal of public assets, and regularly represents clients in proceedings before courts, administrative authorities and arbitrators both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Weil has regularly ranked among the best-rated law firms in the Czech legal services market by a variety of legal publications.
Weil’s Paris office enjoys a reputation as one of the leading business law firms in France. The office regularly handles the most challenging domestic and cross-border transactions, disputes, business and financial restructurings and provides counseling to corporations, PE funds, financial institutions, public organisations, senior management, board of directors and individuals in sensitive situations. Weil’s highly experienced lawyers are recognised for their pragmatic approach and their commitment to clients’ interests. The sophistication, global reach, experience and personal involvement of its partners means that the firm consistently ranks in France at the very top of legal advisors on PE transactions, public takeovers and reorganisations, distressed M&A, banking and finance, in court or out-of-court restructurings, as well as tax and competition matters and all types of disputes, including criminal investigations. 19 partners and three counsels supported by 47 associates and 20 clerks are available to best respond to the needs of clients.
With its two locations in Frankfurt, founded in 2000, and Munich, established in 2004, Weil’s German offices have positioned themselves as one of the premier transaction practices in the country, providing seamless support in sophisticated crossborder transactions for international and domestic clients in particular in the areas of PE, M&A and restructuring/distressed M&A. Other practice areas include dispute resolution, finance, tax, antitrust and employment.
Weil’s Warsaw office was established in 1991 and is widely recognised as a leader among international law firms in Poland. The Warsaw office has top-tier M&A, PE, capital markets, privatisation and restructuring and insolvency practices, as well as leading dispute resolution, banking and finance, and tax practices. Transactional support is provided by experienced lawyers in the fields of energy law, real estate, competition law, employment/employee matters, environmental law, and IP/IT.
Established in 1996, Weil’s London office is the largest of its European offices. It supports European, US and global private equity houses, corporates and financial institutions on domestic and cross-border matters. Key practices include private equity, corporate/M&A, private funds, banking and finance, structured finance, restructuring and dispute resolution, with a recent focus on real asset (infrastructure and real estate) investments. The majority of the office’s work involves fielding multi-disciplinary teams across the specialist fields of tax, competition, corporate governance and compliance, intellectual property, technology, data privacy, employment, management incentives and real estate. The office has been involved in some of the most high-profile and prestigious mandates across all legal specialisms.