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Weil Adds Restructuring Partner Lois Deasey in London

LONDON, JUNE 6, 2022: International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Lois Deasey has joined the Firm as a partner in its market-leading global Restructuring practice, based in Weil’s London office.

Lois was formerly a Restructuring partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Her expertise covers complex UK and multi-jurisdictional restructuring transactions and insolvencies, advising companies and their stakeholders on distressed and special situations.

Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf said: “We are pleased to welcome Lois to the Firm. Her wide-ranging practice and experience working on a number of key restructurings and insolvencies perfectly complements our world-renowned Restructuring practice.” 

Weil London Managing Partner Mike Francies said: “As the European Restructuring team continue to lead on the market’s most significant restructurings and insolvencies, Lois will further enhance our partner bench, and will make a valuable contribution to the continued growth of the Restructuring practice and the wider London office.”

About Weil’s Restructuring Department

Weil invented much of what has become standard practice in the restructuring field. For more than 50 years, Weil has played a pivotal role in defining this field by offering creative, practical and thoughtful solutions for its clients. The Firm has served as chief debtors’ counsel in six of the seven largest U.S. bankruptcy filings in history and has represented clients in numerous complicated cross-border insolvency and restructuring matters. Weil’s global Restructuring group of more than 100 dedicated lawyers coordinate across the United States, Europe, Middle East and Asia to provide clients with innovative, bespoke solutions to complex cross-border restructurings. Weil’s broad-based experience also includes numerous significant creditor representations, representations of purchasers and sellers of distressed assets, and substantial litigation.

About Weil

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 90 years. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents, 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, Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields.

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