Over 200 dedicated private equity lawyers worldwide, including a number of the highest ranking lawyers in leading directories
Strong supporting practices in key legal disciplines provide the depth and sophistication to handle complex challenges
Weil formed in its private equity practice group during the early days of private equity and has acquired a substantial reputation in the industry as a go-to law firm for top dealmakers. Our experience covers both fund formation and transactions.
Our group has assisted in the formation of virtually every type of fund, including buyout, venture capital, distressed debt, mezzanine, real estate opportunity, and hedge funds. We design structures and terms to facilitate fundraising on a tax-efficient basis and to withstand the challenges of difficult economic and regulatory environments. Our experience is enhanced by extensive representations of large institutional investors.
On the transactional side, our integrated international experience covers the entire range of legal areas relevant to the successful completion of complex regional and cross-border transactions, including corporate/commercial, banking and finance, tax structuring, structured finance, capital markets, antitrust/competition (both US and EU), executive compensation and benefits, ownership incentives, regulatory, intellectual property, corporate governance and restructuring. We combine in-depth knowledge of local law with an international perspective.
We understand the changing environment of the private equity market and can respond quickly with innovative structuring and financing for all types of transactions. Our lawyers have extensive experience with acquisitions and financings of public and private companies and with a variety of exit strategies, including spin-offs, divestitures, recapitalizations, mergers and IPOs. We also have extensive experience with “club” transactions involving the representation of multiple private equity sponsors.