London

Weil’s London office is a leader in the U.K. legal market, and is the hub of our European practice. We support a varied client base of European, U.S. and global private equity houses, corporates and financial institutions on domestic and cross-border matters.

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Our Practice

Established in 1996, we are the largest of our European offices, and consistently regarded as one of the most successful London offices of a U.S.-based law firm. We provide clients with legal expertise at the highest level across our key practices of:

Private Equity

Corporate/M&A

Private Funds

Leveraged Finance & High Yield

Structured Finance

Restructuring & Insolvency

Dispute Resolution

Weil’s London transaction specialist lawyers provide cutting-edge transactional and advisory support across all legal specialisms. The majority of our work in London involves multidisciplinary teams across the specialist fields of competition, corporate governance and compliance, employment, intellectual property, management incentives, pensions, real estate, tax and technology, who play a crucial role in ensuring that transactions, restructurings and disputes reach a successful completion. We advise clients on a broad range of significant contentious and non-contentious matters, including recent landmark cases before the English and European courts. Our team of in-house transaction specialists leverage the expertise of our full-service capabilities, and provide a further distinctive aspect of our comprehensive client offering.

Awards and Recognition

  • Band 1 for Private Equity Chambers UK, Legal 500 UK and IFLR 1000 UK
  • Only firm in Legal 500 UK to have both top tier ranked Private Equity and Private Funds practices
  • Private Equity, M&A and Equity Deals of the YearIFLR European Awards 2016
  • Restructuring Team of the YearLegal Business Awards 2016
  • Restructuring Team of the YearFinancial News Awards 2016
  • US Law Firm in Europe; European M&A Tax Deal of the Year; European Joint Venture Tax Deal of the Year; European Tax Restructuring Deal of the Year; European Media and Entertainment Tax Deal of the YearInternational Tax Review’s European Tax Awards 2016
  • Dispute Resolution Team of the YearLegal Business Awards 2015
  • Structured Finance and Securitisation Deal of the Year; Loan Deal of the YearIFLR European Awards 2015
  • Best Training - Vacation Scheme; Best Vacation Scheme - US Firm; Best Vacation Scheme - AllAboutLaw Awards 2016

Pro Bono and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

In London, Weil has developed an award-winning CSR programme which encourages partners and employees to donate their time, energy, skills and expertise to pro bono and CSR projects. All lawyers are expected to perform 50 hours a year of pro bono work and all staff have two days a year to volunteer in the community.

Our CSR strategy is built on five pillars:

  • Pro Bono – in 2015, the London office devoted more than 8,600 hours to pro bono, an average of 56 hours per lawyer. We advise a range of leading charities, NGOs and social enterprises at the cutting edge of social innovation
  • Social Mobility & Education – encouraging our people to actively support young people and schools through work experience schemes, career insight days, mock trials, employability workshops and by taking up school governor roles
  • Philanthropy – we support The Sick Children’s Trust as our office charity 2015/17. We are aiming to raise £100,000 and provide 3,571 nights of accommodation for families with a seriously ill child in hospital
  • Diversity & Inclusion – we work with leading players in the D&I field such as SEO London and Stonewall to ensure we recruit, retain and progress brilliant people from a cross-section of society
  • Sustainability – we are a member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance (LSA) and have achieved Gold Award status at the annual City of London Clean City Awards for a number of years

Read more about the London office’s pro bono and CSR programme in the London CSR Review.