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
  • Syndicated lending
  • Cash flow lending
  • Asset-based lending
  • Loan restructurings
  • Debtor-in-possession financings
  • Exit financings

We are recognized as one of the world’s premier leveraged acquisition finance practices, and have an active investment grade practice. 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 to develop unparalleled skills in restructuring and debtor-in-possession and exit financings, as well as to analyze insolvency and collateral risks on new money transactions.

Our practice and its lawyers are consistently recognized as market leaders by Chambers & Partners, IFLR1000 and Legal 500.

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, best-in-class 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 market-leading 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


AMC Entertainment

Becton, Dickinson and Company

Black Knight Financial Services

Chesapeake Services Limited

Centerbridge Partners/KIK Custom Products

Centerbridge Partners/Senvion


CVC Capital Partners/Linxens France

Dominion Resources

Focus Financial Partners

General Electric

Great Plains Energy

H&R Block

Harris Corporation

HNA Group/Hilton

JAB Holding Company/Keurig Green Mountain

Lam Research

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation


Mondelēz International

OMERS Private Equity/The Kenan Advantage Group

Securitas Direct Verisure Group

The Estée Lauder Companies

Tyson Foods

WPX Energy

XL Group

Key Contacts

Daniel S. Dokos

Daniel S. Dokos


New York

Mark Donald

Mark Donald



Douglas R. Urquhart

Douglas R. Urquhart


New York

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Weil attracts praise for its ‘first-class service and execution’, and for its strong international network.”

The Legal 500 US

A pleasure to work with…they do an excellent job of engaging with the client and focusing on understanding the big picture.”

Chambers USA

With a reputation as one of world’s top leveraged acquisition finance practices, [Weil] is highly sought-after by clients on both the lender and borrower sides.


This practice demonstrates impressive breadth and depth in both lender and borrower side representation across the gamut of financial transactions.

Chambers USA

Commended for its close-knit banking and high-yield team. Its excellent reputation and relationships on the sponsor side continue to generate considerable deal flow. The team is building up a presence on the lender side, with key connections made of late.

Chambers Europe

Best Law Firm in Finance: Bank Lending

Legal 500 US Awards 2015

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

Recipient of “Loan Deal of the Year” Award

IFLR European Awards 2015

Received “highly commended” ranking in Finance category

Financial Times Innovative Lawyers North America 2014

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