Banking & Finance

Weil’s Banking & Finance practice provides “one-stop shopping” on highly complex financings, offering true international deal execution and local law advice in many of the world’s key financial centers, including New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, and Hong Kong.

Notable Representations, Key Contacts

Weil is one of a very select group of firms that have both highly-rated borrower/sponsor and lender/arranger practices. We regularly represent corporate borrowers, private equity sponsors, and financial institutions in connection with:
  • Leveraged acquisition and recapitalization transactions
  • Investment grade lending
  • Syndicated lending
  • Cash flow lending
  • Asset-based lending
  • Loan restructurings
  • Debtor-in-possession financings
  • Exit financings

We are recognized as one of the world’s premier leveraged acquisition finance practices, and have an active investment grade practice. We work in tandem with lawyers from our global M&A and Private Equity practices to advise clients on all facets of acquisition and other event-driven financings. We also work closely with our preeminent bankruptcy & restructuring practice to develop unparalleled skills in restructuring and debtor-in-possession and exit financings, as well as to analyze insolvency and collateral risks on new money transactions.

Our practice and its lawyers are consistently recognized as market leaders by Chambers & Partners, IFLR1000 and Legal 500.

Private Equity Finance

Weil's dedicated Private Equity Finance team works seamlessly across borders, as well as in conjunction with our Private Equity execution team, to provide complete, best-in-class coverage for leveraged private equity transactions.

Institutional Finance

Weil’s Institutional Finance lawyers regularly advise leading global financial institutions as arrangers and underwriters on their most significant investment grade and leveraged financings.

Leveraged Finance

Weil's market-leading leveraged finance team routinely represents lenders, underwriters, issuers and borrowers on their most sophisticated, complex leveraged loans and high yield bond offerings.

Investment Grade Finance

Our investment grade finance practice works in close collaboration with lawyers from the Firm’s global M&A practice to provide seamlessly integrated service backed by deep market knowledge.

In particular, we frequently utilize the combined strength of our New York and London platforms to advise corporate borrowers and financial institutions on cross-border transactions.

Selected Representations

Advent International/Serta and Simmons Bedding Company

Baring Private Equity Asia/Giant Interactive Group

CBS Outdoor Americas (now known as OUTFRONT Media)

CCMP Capital Advisors/The Hillman Group

Centerbridge Partners/syncreon Holdings

Chesapeake Services Limited

Dave & Buster’s


Exelon Corporation

Fidelity National Financial

Findus Group

General Growth Properties

General Motors

Guggenheim Partners Investment Management Holdings

Harris Corporation

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation


Molson Coors

Mondelēz International




Shaw Brothers

Synchrony Financial

Tauron Group

Thomas H. Lee Partners/1-800-CONTACTS

Tyson Foods


Verisk Analytics



XL Group

Key Contacts

Daniel S. Dokos

Daniel S. Dokos


New York

Mark Donald

Mark Donald



Douglas R. Urquhart

Douglas R. Urquhart


New York

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Demonstrates substantial cross-border capability, and has developed particular expertise advising clients on acquisition financings, refinancings and recapitilizations involving European borrowers looking to enter the US market.

Chambers USA

With a reputation as one of world’s top leveraged acquisition finance practices, [Weil] is highly sought-after by clients on both the lender and borrower sides.


This practice demonstrates impressive breadth and depth in both lender and borrower side representation across the gamut of financial transactions.

Chambers USA

Commended for its close-knit banking and high-yield team. Its excellent reputation and relationships on the sponsor side continue to generate considerable deal flow. The team is building up a presence on the lender side, with key connections made of late.

Chambers Europe

Received “highly commended” ranking in Finance category

Financial Times Innovative Lawyers North America 2014

Received “commended” ranking in Finance category

Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Europe 2014

Ranked #1 in U.S. Equity IPOs (advising issuers) by Deal Volume through Third Quarter of 2016

Bloomberg Global Capital Markets League Tables

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