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Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP
110 FETTER LANE
LONDON
EC4A 1AY
England
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Work Department

Private equity; corporate/M&A.

Position

Full CV available on www.weil.com.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions – high-value deals (£250m+)

(Leading individuals)

Simon LyellWeil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP remains one of the top names in the London private equity market, handling high-value, complex deals for both new and longstanding clients. The team is known for its close relationships with Bain and Advent, and is also making a name for itself acting on transactions at the upper-end of the growth investing space. The addition of public M&A specialist Murray Cox from Slaughter and May in April 2021 has bolstered the practice’s expertise in matters at the intersection of PE and public M&A, such as take-privates, IPOs and carve-outs. Marco Compagnoni leads the team; one of the most respected dealmakers in London PE, he ‘makes the impossible happen’. Beyond Compagnoni, Jonathan Wood is ‘hugely practical’ and acted on a steady stream of deals in 2021, including PE transactions in the public markets, while Michael Francies is an ‘exceptional lawyer’ and stands out for his work on cross-border European PE. Simon Lyell is valued by clients as ‘clever, rigorous, creative and commercial’ and handles both high-value PE buyouts and growth investments.