Private Equity

Weil's global Private Equity practice is recognized by the industry as being one of only a very small number of elite, market leaders in this field. Our clients include many of the highest profile private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds, as well as family offices and other equity financial investors. Weil advises more than 300 private equity clients worldwide, including 8 of the 10 largest global private equity funds and 80% of the top 25 largest global private equity funds as ranked by PEI 300 2021.

Notable Representations, Key Contacts

Our clients benefit from our:

Global Platform and Deep Bench of Private Equity Lawyers

With approximately 300 lawyers worldwide, Weil has a strong and deep bench of lawyers dedicated exclusively to private equity. Having been steeped in the industry from the start, clients benefit from our 30+ years of sophisticated market knowledge and our ability to provide insight that goes beyond just transactional advice. Across the United States, Europe and Asia, our lawyers work together to provide a seamless service to market leading players of all sizes and across all of the major private equity asset classes and industry sectors. Our Private Equity practice is consistently top-ranked both globally and in each of the regions in which we operate by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR1000, among others.

Experience Across All Major Private Equity Asset Classes

We can advise our private equity clients on the full spectrum of investment products. Learn more about our capabilities by clicking through below:

Seamless and Integrated Services

We provide our private equity clients with market leading expertise and knowledge across a range of disciplines including the ability to:

  • Execute across all financing structures in coordination with our private equity finance team
  • Help clients raise funds in time critical situations and efficiently through our fund formation team
  • Provide clients tax and executive compensation and employee benefits advice
  • Provide a full service to our clients encompassing restructuring, governance, antitrust, employment, litigation, and intellectual property.

Client Partnership Philosophy

We work in partnership with our clients to offer a range of value-added services including bespoke training and market trend comparisons. More importantly we develop products and services designed to support our clients at different points in the life cycle of their portfolio companies.

By The Numbers

Private Equity - By the Numbers

Key Contacts

Marco Compagnoni

Marco Compagnoni



Kevin J. Sullivan

Kevin J. Sullivan



Douglas P. Warner

Douglas P. Warner


New York

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Weil advises 8 of the 10 largest global private equity funds and 80% of the top 25 largest global private equity funds

PEI 300 2021

Named Private Equity “Practice Group of the Year”

Law360 2021, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014 & 2012

Band 1 for Private Equity Globally for 10th Consecutive Year

Chambers Global 2021

Ranked Tier 1 for Private Equity in the U.S., U.K., France, China and Hong Kong

IFLR1000 2022

Named “SPAC Legal Advisory Firm of the Year”

Mergermarket North America M&A Awards 2021

Band 1 for Private Equity: Buyouts: High-End Capability – U.K.-wide

Chambers UK 2022

Tier 1 for Private Equity in Hong Kong for 10th Consecutive Year

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022

Weil Named a “Leading” Firm for Private Equity in Germany

IFLR1000 2022

Douglas Warner Ranked Band 1 for Private Equity: Buyouts in the U.S.

Chambers Global 2021 and Chambers USA 2021

Marco Compagnoni Named to the FN50 Most Influential in Private Equity List

Financial News 2020

They're incredibly knowledgeable in the practice of private equity law and the various complexities of various structures.”

Chambers USA 2021

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