Banking & Finance

Weil’s Banking & Finance practice provides “one-stop shopping” on highly complex financings, offering true international deal execution and local law advice in many of the world’s key financial centers, including New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, and Hong Kong.

Notable Representations, Key Contacts

Weil is one of a very select group of firms that have both highly-rated borrower/sponsor and lender/arranger practices. We regularly represent corporate borrowers, private equity sponsors, and financial institutions in connection with:
  • Leveraged acquisition and recapitalization transactions
  • Investment grade lending and acquisition finance
  • Syndicated lending
  • Cash flow lending
  • Asset-based lending
  • Loan restructurings
  • Debtor-in-possession financings
  • Exit financings

We work in tandem with lawyers from our global M&A and Private Equity practices to advise clients on all facets of acquisition and other event-driven financings. We also work closely with our preeminent bankruptcy & restructuring practice on debt restructurings and debtor-in-possession and exit financings, as well as to analyze insolvency and collateral risks on new money transactions.

Private Equity Finance

Weil's dedicated Private Equity Finance team works seamlessly across borders, as well as in conjunction with our Private Equity execution team, to provide complete coverage for leveraged private equity transactions.

Institutional Finance

Weil’s Institutional Finance lawyers regularly advise leading global financial institutions as arrangers and underwriters on their most significant investment grade and leveraged financings.

Leveraged Finance

Weil's leveraged finance team routinely represents lenders, underwriters, issuers and borrowers on their most sophisticated, complex leveraged loans and high yield bond offerings.

Investment Grade Finance

Our investment grade finance practice works in close collaboration with lawyers from the Firm’s global M&A practice to provide seamlessly integrated service backed by deep market knowledge.

In particular, we frequently utilize the combined strength of our New York and London platforms to advise corporate borrowers and financial institutions on cross-border transactions.

Selected Representations

Advent International/Nuplex Industries

Amazon

AMC Entertainment

Becton, Dickinson and Company

Black Knight Financial Services

Chesapeake Services Limited

Centerbridge Partners/KIK Custom Products

Centerbridge Partners/Senvion

Coherent

Conagra Brands

CVC Capital Partners/Linxens France

Dominion Resources

Focus Financial Partners

General Electric Company

Great Plains Energy

H&R Block

Harris Corporation

HNA Group/Hilton

JAB Holding Company/Keurig Green Mountain

Lam Research

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Microsoft

OMERS Private Equity/The Kenan Advantage Group

Panera Bread Company

Securitas Direct Verisure Group

The Estée Lauder Companies

Tyson Foods

WPX Energy

XL Group

Key Contacts

Daniel S. Dokos

Daniel S. Dokos

Partner

New York


Mark Donald

Mark Donald

Partner

London


Douglas R. Urquhart

Douglas R. Urquhart

Partner

New York

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Outstanding…very current with deal terms and market conditions, accessible and easy to work with. They are savvy negotiators.”

IFLR1000 2018

The [Banking & Finance] team is excellent…our go-to shop for legal support.”

Chambers USA 2018

[Weil’s] ‘user-friendly’ team has a ‘great grasp on market trends,’ both from a sponsor and lender perspective."

Chambers UK 2018

Their performance has been terrific, always providing consistent legal advice on every transaction. From their partners to the associates, they are all very strong.”

Chambers USA 2017

Won Global Finance Deal of the Year – Acquisition Finance

2017 AmLaw Global Legal Awards

Won Best Law Firm in Finance: Bank Lending

Legal 500 US Awards 2015

Recipient of “Loan Deal of the Year” Award

IFLR European Awards 2015

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