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Weil Adds Financing Expert Reena Gogna as Partner in London

International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges announced today that Reena Gogna will join its London office as a partner in the Banking & Finance practice. Reena is currently a partner at Latham & Watkins where her practice is focused on advising lenders and sponsors on acquisition finance transactions with particular expertise in bank/bond structures.

Reena's arrival comes on the back of the recent recruitment of Banking & Finance partner Chris McLaughlin and also follows a strong first quarter for Weil’s London and European leveraged finance practice.

Barry Wolf, Weil’s Executive Partner, said, "Reena is a fantastic addition to the Banking & Finance practice and to the Firm. Mark Donald, who leads the practice in London, and his team have done an amazing job of acting on the highest profile leveraged finance mandates in the market, and Reena's experience will be key to the ongoing service we provide to our sponsor and lender clients."

London Managing Partner, Mike Francies, added, "We are delighted that Reena is joining the team. Her experience acting for lenders and sponsors is a perfect fit with our growing Finance practice, which has some of the best leveraged finance, high yield and structured finance partners in the London market. In the last week alone we have received instructions on a number of new matters reflecting the strength of the team and the depth of the partner bench. Reena will only make that stronger."

Weil's Finance practice in London has some 40 lawyers covering a broad range of financial products and markets. Over the past few months, the London Banking & Finance team has advised on some of the largest situations in the European market, including the financing of Advent International and Bain Capital's $3.1 billion acquisition of Nordic payment company, Nets, led by Mark Donald, the multi-billion Euro financing for Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking's acquisition of Flint Group led by Chris McLaughlin, and Hellman & Friedman's €1.7 billion acquisition of German online marketplace retailer, Scout24, led by James Hogben. The Structured Finance team, led by Jacky Kelly, has been involved in market-leading transactions for clients such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Carlyle, Deutsche Bank, GSO and Hertz.

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