March 23, 2015
International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Tim Gardner has joined the Firm’s Hong Kong office as a partner. He has wide-ranging experience advising both local and international clients in complex private equity and M&A transactions.
“Tim has been practicing in Asia for nearly 10 years,” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “He has advised some of the world’s most prominent and widely-known private equity and global asset management firms and will be a great addition to our top-ranked global private equity practice.”
Akiko Mikumo, Weil’s Asia Managing Partner, commented: “In addition to his deep experience in Asia, Tim brings investment banking experience in M&A from early in his career. He will strengthen our service offerings to clients in Asia and expand our ability to provide best-in-class transaction counseling throughout the region.”
Mr. Gardner, 46, joins Weil from the Hong Kong office of Latham & Watkins LLP, where he was a partner. Prior to joining Latham in 2006, he worked as an investment banking associate and then vice president in the Financial Institutions Group of Goldman Sachs in New York, where he specialized in M&A.
“I am excited to join Weil’s prestigious transactional practice in Asia and look forward to drawing on my expertise to help further grow the practice and provide the Firm’s clients with the best possible legal advice on their most complex and challenging matters,” said Mr. Gardner.
About Weil’s Private Equity Practice
Weil’s global private equity practice is recognized by the industry as being one of only a very small number of elite, market leaders in this field. Our clients include the majority of the largest and highest profile private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds, as well as family offices and other equity financial investors. Weil advises more than 200 private equity clients worldwide, including more than 80% of the world’s top 25 funds, as ranked by PEI 300, 2014. Our advice covers all aspects of the full life cycle of investments.
About Weil’s Asia Practice
Weil’s practice in the Asia-Pacific region focuses on complex, high stakes transactional matters for corporate and private equity clients. The Firm advises clients on matters across the entire region, including China, India, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, South-East Asia, and Australia/New Zealand, on both domestic and cross-border transactions. Our lawyers are deeply experienced in mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, take-private transactions, minority investments (including PIPEs), joint ventures, strategic alliances and other deals involving listed companies on the NYSE, NASDAQ, HKSE, PRC stock exchanges and other stock exchanges in Asia (including Tokyo, Singapore and Mumbai).
Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. With approximately 1100 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. Please see www.weil.com for more information, including awards and rankings.