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Weil Adds Corporate Partner Yannick Piette in Paris

International law firm Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Yannick Piette will join the Firm as a partner in the Paris office.  Yannick Piette is renowned for his expertise in domestic and cross-border M&A, public takeovers, corporate governance and capital markets transactions.  For more than a decade, Yannick Piette has advised listed corporations and other large industrial groups in M&A transactions, both public and private, as well as in capital markets transactions.

“Yannick’s transactional experience, as well as his reputation, will further reinforce our position as one of the strongest corporate teams in the marketplace in Paris,” said Weil’s Executive Partner Barry Wolf.  “We are thrilled to welcome him to Weil.”

David Aknin, partner in the M&A and Private Equity group in Paris, commented: “I have known Yannick for many years and, knowing his talent and personal qualities, was hoping he would join us.  With the support of Claude Serra and other partners at the Firm, Yannick will focus on further developing our public M&A practice for strategic transactions across Europe.”

Claude Serra, partner in the M&A and Private Equity group in Paris, added: “I am personally very enthusiastic to welcome Yannick. His recruitment was obvious for us. We share with Yannick the same vision of the strategic legal issues that our clients face and are enthusiastic to work together to deliver the best advice to our clients.”

Weil’s M&A and Private Equity team in Paris is one of the most active in France, and the team regularly advises on domestic and cross-border public M&A and private equity transactions.

Yannick Piette commented:  “I am delighted to join a talented team whose dynamism and strength are highly recognized.  The combination of my experience with that of the Weil team, as well as Weil’s international platform, will enable us to provide the best possible advice to our clients on their strategic transactions.”

About Weil’s Paris Office

Weil’s 70-lawyer Paris office regularly handles the most challenging domestic and cross-border transactions, disputes, and business and financial restructurings, and provides counseling to corporations, financial institutions, public organizations, senior management, boards of directors, and individuals in sensitive situations. Weil’s worldwide network and one-firm approach enables lawyers in our Paris office to serve clients in any country as their matters require.  Weil consistently ranks among the top legal advisors in France across a wide range of areas, including private equity transactions, public takeovers and reorganizations, distressed M&A, banking and finance, in-court or out-of-court restructurings, as well as tax and competition matters and all types of disputes, including criminal investigations that affect companies and their managers.

About Weil

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. With approximately 1200 lawyers in 20 offices worldwide, Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.  The Firm's four departments, Corporate, Litigation, Business Finance & Restructuring, and Tax, Benefits, and Executive Compensation, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields.

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