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International Offices: The firm has offices in Beijing, Boston, Dallas, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Miami, Munich, New York, Paris, Princeton, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Washington DC.

CONTACTS
Arbitration:
Jamie Maples
Banking – Sponsors: Chris McLaughlin, Tom Richards
Banking – Lenders: Reena Gogna, Chris McLaughlin, Paul Stewart
Capital Markets – High Yield: Patrick Bright
Capital Markets – Equity: David Avery-Gee, Michael Francies
Competition/Antitrust: Doug Nave
Litigation: Jamie Maples
Employment: Ivor Gwilliams
Graduate Recruitment: Yohanna Wilson, Laura Nelson
Insolvency/Restructuring: Adam Plainer, Andrew Wilkinson
IP/IT: Barry Fishley
M&A/Corporate: David Avery-Gee, Michael Francies
Private Equity: Marco Compagnoni, Michael Francies
Private Equity Infrastructure: James MacArthur, Paul Hibbert
Private Funds: Ed Gander
Pro Bono: Simon Lyell, Ed Gander
Property/Environment: Anthea Bamford
Structured Finance: Jacky Kelly, Brian Maher, Alex Martin
Tax: Jenny Doak, Oliver Walker

THE FIRM With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents, Weil operates according to the ‘one firm’ principle, allowing the firm to bring the right mix of firm-wide skill and local-market presence to deliver coordinated legal advice to help clients achieve their sophisticated goals and objectives. The office is a leading player in the UK legal market. Weil’s strategy is focused on long-term investment in recruiting and retaining exceptional talent at all levels. Few firms place greater emphasis on pro bono work. Weil’s award-winning pro- bono programme is deeply ingrained in the firm’s culture.


PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK

Private Equity:

Entrenched in all aspects of private equity, the team includes some of the most respected private equity lawyers in the market. Providing best-in-class advice to market participants throughout the lifecycle of their investments, Weil’s lawyers offer up-to-date know-how to ensure that funds gain the best possible return on investment with a complete solution from transaction and fundraising, to financing, restructuring and tax. From pension funds to multi-asset managers, buyouts to portfolio company restructurings, the firm’s expertise covers every facet of the market.

Private Equity Infrastructure:
Weil’s private equity infrastructure team advises a number of the leading infrastructure funds and other investors on their investments in infrastructure assets across the transportation, energy, social infrastructure and telecommunications sectors. The team has a very strong capability in cross-border M&A, financing and restructurings across the sector.

Corporate/M&A:
Clients globally turn to Weil for strategic advice on their UK and cross-border M&A transactions. The experienced team is knowledgeable across the full range of deal types from takeovers, carve-outs and public-to-privates to joint ventures and distressed M&A. Weil’s public company offering also includes corporate governance and compliance, and equity capital markets (including IPOs).

Private Funds:
Offering fully integrated funds, tax and regulatory capabilities, the private funds team provides leading commercial advice to managers throughout the duration of their funds’ lives, from the raising and deployment of capital to realisation. Many of the world’s leading fund managers rely on Weil for up-to-the-minute advice and solutions to stay ahead of the competition and understand the plethora of new regulation.

Leveraged Finance & High Yield:
Weil’s preeminent London leveraged finance and high yield expertise is underpinned by a full service banking and finance practice advising both financial institutions and private equity sponsors. The team has a reputation as go-to advisors for the largest and most complex financings in the market. Its breadth and depth of knowhow stems from the diversity of work, advising across a variety of different products, sectors and client types.

Structured Finance:
The London structured finance group has been at the forefront of the industry in Europe since the inception of the market and is known for complex and innovative transactions, including the creation of several first-ever securitisations of specific asset classes. Weil covers the full range of structured finance products with extensive derivatives expertise. Along with ABS and MBS experience, Weil has a dominant position in the revitalised European CLO 2.0 market and is active on debt portfolio trades and distressed deals.

Restructuring & Insolvency:
Weil’s London restructuring team has advised on the highest profile and most complex cases in the marketplace. Weil is unique in that its practice reflects the market; advising a broad client base that includes debtor and creditor representations, directors, private equity houses, senior, mezzanine and subordinated lenders, purchasers and sellers of distressed M&A assets and NPLs and substantial bankruptcy litigation. Weil’s unparalleled global presence provides the US–UK–European link that very few other firms are able to, providing clients with fully integrated cross-border advice and up-to-the-minute global restructuring know-how.

Dispute Resolution:
Weil’s London disputes practice advises on the most high-profile and technically complex cases in the market, including novel areas of law which have resulted in judgments that are now the leading authorities on points of law. The firm advises upon, manages and conducts all aspects of commercial disputes, from strategic advice during the early stages of negotiations to courtroom and arbitration advocacy. Weil’s lawyers are regarded as commercially savvy, distinguished and unique in the London market for conducting their own advocacy in arbitration tribunals.

Tax:
The Weil London tax team provides cutting edge advice on structuring and implementing transactions, as well as providing a sophisticated consultancy service to clients. The team advise on mergers, acquisitions, financings, joint ventures, restructurings, reorganisations, insolvency and corporate rescue, investment fund and investment manager business structuring, capital markets issuances and complex tax litigation. They are also experienced in designing and implementing employee share schemes and incentives. The team collaborate with our transactional teams and colleagues across the globe to provide structuring solutions that work from a tax, regulatory and wider legal perspective. Much of their work is cross-border and they routinely co-ordinate advice across multiple jurisdictions.

Transactional Support:
Weil’s team of in-house transaction specialists leverage the expertise of the firms full-service capabilities, and provide a further distinctive aspect of the comprehensive client offering. The transaction specialist team provide specialist advice on competition, corporate governance and compliance, employment, intellectual property, management incentives, real estate, and technology.

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Banking & Finance: Lenders: Big-Ticket
Band 3
Banking & Finance: Sponsors
Band 2
Capital Markets: High-Yield Products
Band 3
Capital Markets: Securitisation
Band 3
Capital Markets: Structured Finance
Band 3
Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
Band 4

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Banking & Finance: Big-Ticket


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

Capital Markets: High-Yield Products


Patrick Bright
Band 2

Capital Markets: Securitisation


Jacky Kelly
Band 2

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Band 1
Michael FranciesCorporate/M&A: High-end Capability
Marco CompagnoniPrivate Equity: Buyouts
Michael FranciesPrivate Equity: Buyouts
Band 2
Tom RichardsBanking & Finance: Big-Ticket
Patrick BrightCapital Markets: High-Yield Products
Jacky KellyCapital Markets: Securitisation
Jacky KellyCapital Markets: Structured Finance
Ed GanderInvestment Funds: Private Equity
Jonathan P WoodPrivate Equity: Buyouts
Andrew J O WilkinsonRestructuring/Insolvency
Band 3
Paul HibbertInfrastructure
James SargentInvestment Funds: Real Estate
Band 4
David Avery-GeeEnergy & Natural Resources: Mining: International
James MacArthurPrivate Equity: Buyouts
Band 5
Chris McLaughlinBanking & Finance: Big-Ticket
Paul HibbertBanking & Finance: Big-Ticket
Mark LawfordRestructuring/Insolvency
Neil DevaneyRestructuring/Insolvency

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