January 18, 2023
Andy and Gilles are currently partners at Freshfields and White & Case respectively. They have extensive experience of advising issuers, sponsors, investors, underwriters and other parties on complex cross-border leveraged finance transactions, with a particular focus on public and private high-yield bond financings, acquisition finance, private placements, restructuring and liability management transactions.
Commenting on the hires, Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf said: “Andy and Gilles are two outstanding Capital Markets lawyers with extensive experience advising a wide range of clients across industries, and we are excited that they are joining us to lead the continued build out of the European High Yield practice.”
London Managing Partner Mike Francies added: “A top-tier High Yield practice is an essential component of our European platform and key to our sponsor and underwriter relationships as well as our Restructuring practice. In Andy and Gilles, we are delighted to have recruited two prominent High Yield lawyers of their calibre to join our market-leading and multi-faceted Banking team.”
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