December 09, 2021
Weil’s Private Funds Group has won IJInvestor’s 2021 Legal Adviser of the Year, Fundraising EMEA Award for its fundraising achievements in the energy and infrastructure space. This award recognizes the most outstanding performance by a law firm advising clients involved in the deployment of capital by institutional investors in energy and infrastructure assets, and is judged by an independent panel of industry experts.
Weil is the only law firm to have been shortlisted for both its fundraising and M&A expertise in the infrastructure and energy markets, highlighting Weil’s leading market position working with some of the largest and most active infrastructure managers in this space. Weil was previously named overall Legal Advisor of the Year at the IJInvestor Awards 2020.
The judges at the most recent IJInvestor Awards noted that Weil had “acted on an impressive amount of fund raises” during the judging period, commenting in particular on Weil’s involvement in certain market-leading energy transition and sustainability focused fundraisings. Weil was also lauded for having “lots of different practice areas that can support funds throughout the entire process”.
James Sargent, partner in Weil’s Private Funds group, commented: “We’ve had the privilege of working on some fantastic fundraises during the past year, a number of which have had sustainability and energy transition themes at their core. Our fundraising experience this year is certainly that infrastructure LPs are demanding that their GPs are at the forefront of the global sustainability revolution, and the most successful GPs out there are meeting that challenge and adapting their strategies accordingly. The Weil Private Funds Group is proud not only to have had the chance to work with many of the leading GPs across Europe and North America, but also to have played a part in the infrastructure sector leading the sustainability charge across the alternatives space.”
IJInvestor Awards is an awards program launched by IJGlobal. The IJInvestor Awards is specifically focused on the institutions and individuals that facilitate investments by institutional investors into operational infrastructure assets.