Our attention to client service rests upon our comprehensive understanding of our clients’ businesses and culture.
Energy continues to be one of the most active sectors globally and Weil remains at the forefront of industry trends, where we have been involved in many of the significant M&A transactions and complex disputes that have helped shape the industry in recent years.
Drawing on lawyers from across our practices and offices, we partner with a wide range of global financial services companies, including commercial and investment banks, broker-dealers, insurers, real estate companies, and private equity companies.
Weil’s Healthcare and Life Sciences practice is multi-disciplinary and integrates highly regarded lawyers across diverse corporate and litigation practices advising our clients who operate and/or invest in the healthcare and life sciences space.
We regularly represent the world’s leading hotel chains and individual premier hotels, resorts and casinos as well as buyers, sellers, lenders and private equity firms with interests in the industry on the full spectrum of M&A, financing, securities, governance, restructuring, and capital markets matters.
Clients involved in sophisticated infrastructure transactions benefit from Weil’s interdisciplinary approach to these engagements. Our team includes lawyers with extensive experience in direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, finance, real estate, tax and regulatory matters.
Weil’s work in the media & entertainment industry continues to lead on matters that set the pace in a world that has become increasingly brand-focused, high-tech, high-speed, digital, and social.
Weil provides cross-disciplinary advice and counseling to all parties involved in the retail and consumer goods sector, including public and private retailers and manufacturers, their boards and board committees, as well as investors.
Weil advises on some of the largest and most innovative matters for the world’s top technology players. Weil has advised 83% of the technology companies based in the San Francisco Bay Area and approximately 50% of the companies overall on the 2018 Fortune 100 list.
Whether it is aviation or automotive, Weil has led clients in high-profile global representations in transportation and related areas.
High Stakes Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Bringing to bear approximately 350 lawyers across our primary practice areas and offices in the U.S. and globally, Weil also has the tools to mobilize swiftly and maneuver complex matters that cross disciplines. In 2018, The American Lawyer recognized Weil with an Honorable Mention in the publication’s prestigious, biennial Litigation Department of the Year contest, distinguishing our Department as among the best in the United States based on our track record in “high-impact cases.”
High Value Global Transactions
Weil has helped advise clients on some of the largest and most innovative transactions in the marketplace. In the last year alone, Weil has advised on more than 80 transactions larger than $1 billion for clients in a range of sectors and geographies.
Broad Finance Capabilities
Our global Finance practice advises borrowers/issuers and lenders/underwriters in a range of the highest profile global transactions. Our global team of more than 150 lawyers handles Banking & Finance and Capital Markets matters for a broad range of corporates, financial institutions and private equity sponsors.
Developed and Defined the Modern Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice
Weil created the modern bankruptcy practice at premier global firms and has stood at the vanguard of the practice for more than four decades. We have advised on six of the seven largest filings in U.S. history and continue to have a comprehensive debtor and creditor practice and broad experience across all types of matters.
Integrated Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits Team
With approximately 65 lawyers in multiple offices globally, Weil has comprehensive team coverage in both Tax and Executive Compensation & Benefits, which works seamlessly with our transactional, restructuring and funds practices to provide 360-degree client service.
A Pragmatic Business Focus
At Weil, we partner with our clients and understand their business goals. We work proactively with clients, thinking two or three steps ahead at all times to not only assess the risks of any strategy, but also to provide concrete business judgment and guidance. Clients look to us time and again because we have an expedient, efficient and pragmatic approach.
Crisis Avoidance & Risk Management
At Weil, we work with clients to proactively develop strategies to avoid or mitigate enterprise-level threats, execute those strategies when crisis strikes, and implement structural changes to better prepare for the future. We have resolutely partnered with clients to work through some of the highest profile crises in recent history, those that lack a playbook and require an evolving, multi-front strategy. Having lived through the range of issues that can arise in the wake of unplanned events, our interdisciplinary teams provide capabilities and experience necessary to successfully navigate uncharted territory.
At Weil, we understand that in order to best position our clients to successfully resolve disputes, we have to be prepared to argue our clients’ cases at trial. Our litigators regularly try cases before judges, juries and arbitration panels in venues around the world, and our recent track record illustrates the depth of our bench and breadth of experience, from securities to patent to product liability. Put simply, when clients work with Weil they understand – and their adversaries understand – that from the outset of an engagement, Weil will be planning to resolve the case at trial. This approach yields strategic advantages that we aim to exploit to achieve a favorable early resolution well before trial gets scheduled.
Delivering Tailored Proactive Client Programs
At Weil, we have a broad range of monitoring systems to alert clients to possible deal or litigation activities as well as opportunities in the market. We actively partner with our clients to understand their business needs and, as such, develop tailored substantive training programs that we deliver at the client sites as well as at our Firm.
Weil has been an active player in the Private Equity industry since its inception, even advising on several matters that helped create today's largest PE firms. As such, the Firm has a well-honed perspective on how private equity has developed over the years. Our longstanding record of success with more than 200 sponsor clients – including 8 out of the 10 largest global private equity funds and 72% of the top 50, as ranked by PEI 300 2019 -- speaks volumes for our brand with this important client base.
Weil has a strong history helping our public company clients be the leaders in their fields. We have a strong client base of blue chip global companies, including General Electric, Procter & Gamble, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi, CBS, The Walt Disney Co., and Vivendi, among many others. We also are advising many clients newer to the global markets on the deals and matters that have made, or are making them, global innovators. The clients include Yahoo!, eBay, Facebook, Oracle, Amazon.com, and Pandora Media, among many others.
Weil's M&A, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and Litigation practices have deep and longstanding relationships with an array of the largest financial institutions globally. We regularly advise AIG, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and J.P. Morgan as well as a host of global market participants in their most significant banking & finance, capital markets and M&A transactions, as well as shareholder, consumer, and employee litigation, and regulatory inquiries and investigations. Our global team provides seamless and efficient counsel to our clients.