January 17, 2023
LONDON, January 17, 2023: International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP today announced that Sarah Flaherty will join the Firm as an M&A partner in the London office.
Sarah is currently a corporate partner at Linklaters and advises on public and private M&A transactions as well corporate restructurings, joint ventures and equity offerings across a wide range of industries.
While a partner at Linklaters, Sarah spent two years on secondment at the UK Takeover Panel where she worked as a senior case officer regulating a number of high-profile public M&A transactions.
Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf said: “Sarah is a brilliant lawyer and a highly valued addition to our top-tier Global M&A practice. We are thrilled that she is joining us.”
Commenting on the hire, Michael Aiello, Chairman of Weil’s Global Corporate Department, said: “Sarah is an outstanding lawyer and an important addition to our M&A team in London which, under the leadership of David Avery-Gee and with the hire of Murray Cox last year, has rapidly developed into a true destination practice for complex M&A advice in the U.K. and across Europe.”
Weil London Managing Partner Mike Francies said: “Sarah will play a key role working alongside David Avery-Gee, Murray Cox and our market-leading M&A teams in the U.S. and Europe to further strengthen our M&A offering. We are delighted that she is joining us.”
Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for the past 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.