April 13, 2021
Managing Partner of Weil’s London office Michael Francies has been named to FN20 Most Influential in Legal Services 2021, Financial News’ list of the top business lawyers in Europe.
Mike was recognized among the 20 most influential “managing partners who stand out for their leadership skills, as well as those who head top-tier teams and businesses.” He is one of the foremost deal lawyers in Europe, advising private equity funds and corporates on their most sophisticated transactions, and has been instrumental to the growth of Weil’s London office as a market leader. The profile noted that under Mike’s leadership, the London office continues to excel and attract top talent.
The profile also noted that Mike has been a trailblazer in the law, a longtime member of Weil’s global Management Committee and the driving force of one of Europe’s elite corporate practices. It highlighted his recent accomplishments in an array of major transactions, including advising: Lone Star on its take-private of McCarthy & Stone; Montagu Private Equity on its acquisition of ISI Emerging Markets Group; the U.K. government, as part of a 50/50 consortium with Bharti Global, in the consortium's acquisition of OneWeb Global in a chapter 11 court-supervised sale process; and Sanofi in its acquisition of Kymab Group Ltd.