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Weil to Add Leading M&A Partner David Avery-Gee in London

LONDON, October 7, 2019: International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP today announced that David Avery-Gee will join the Firm as an M&A partner in the London office.

David is currently a corporate partner at Linklaters. He has advised on many high-profile and complex domestic and cross-border M&A transactions and IPOs across a range of sectors, including natural resources, energy and financial services. 

Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf said: “David is a market leader in M&A with broad corporate experience, and we are delighted he is joining us during this exciting period of growth in our London and European platform.”

Commenting on the hire, Michael J. Aiello, Chairman of Weil’s Global Corporate Department said: “David’s client-centric approach combined with his technical and commercial skills make him a perfect addition to the leadership of our Global M&A boardroom practice.”

Weil London Managing Partner Mike Francies said: “David has a proven track record of advising high profile clients on some of the most significant transactions in the market. I look forward to working with David, Michael and our market-leading M&A and broader Corporate teams in the U.S. and Europe to develop new opportunities.”

About Weil

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 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, Business Finance & 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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