Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Firm profile for Europe 2021

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About

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Executive Partner: Barry M Wolf
Number of partners worldwide: approximately 280
Number of lawyers worldwide: approximately 1100

Firm Overview:
Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for the past 90 years. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents, Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business. The Firm’s four departments, Corporate, Litigation, Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognised as leaders in their respective fields.

Offices and Main Areas of Practice:

France:

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.

Germany:
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 transactional practices in the country, seamlessly supporting sophisticated, cross-border transactions for international and domestic clients. Areas of focus include PE, M&A and restructuring/distressed M&A. Other practice areas include dispute resolution, finance, tax, antitrust and employment.

England:
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 highest-profile and most prestigious mandates across all legal specialisms.

Europe

This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021 USA 2021 UK 2021 Asia-Pacific 2021

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Corporate/M&A
Band 5
Private Equity
Band 2
Restructuring/Insolvency
Band 4
Tax
Band 5
France

Banking & Finance
Band 3
Competition/European Law
Band 4

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France

Banking & Finance


James Clarke
Band 5
Olivier Jauffret
Band 3

Competition/European Law


Romain Ferla
Band 3

Corporate/M&A


Claude Serra
Band 3
Yannick Piette
Band 3

Litigation


Didier Malka
Band 1

Top Ranked Lawyers

Star Individuals
Jean-Dominique Daudier de CassiniRestructuring/Insolvency
Band 1
Michael FranciesCorporate/M&A: High-end Capability
Didier MalkaLitigation
David AkninPrivate Equity: High-end Capability
Band 2
Tom RichardsBanking & Finance
Gerhard SchmidtCorporate/M&A: Mid-Market
Ed GanderInvestment Funds: Private Equity
Gerhard SchmidtPrivate Equity
Jean BeauchataudPrivate Equity: High-end Capability
Frédéric CazalsPrivate Equity: Mid-Market
Andrew J O WilkinsonRestructuring/Insolvency
Band 3
Olivier JauffretBanking & Finance
Romain FerlaCompetition/European Law
Claude SerraCorporate/M&A
Yannick PietteCorporate/M&A
James SargentInvestment Funds: Real Estate
Emmanuelle HenryPrivate Equity: High-end Capability

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Paris
Germany

Frankfurt am Main
Munich
UK

London

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767 Fifth Avenue

New York

New York

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NY 10153-0119

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