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 the 10 largest global private equity funds and over 80% of the top 25 largest global private equity funds as ranked by PEI 300 2024.

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



Douglas P. Warner

Douglas P. Warner


New York

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

PEI 300 2024

Named a “Leading” Firm for Private Equity: Buyouts: High-end Capability in USA Nationwide

Chambers 2024

Named a “Leading” Firm for Private Equity: Fund Formation in USA Nationwide

Chambers 2024

Named Private Equity “Practice Group of the Year”

Law360 2022, 2021, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014 & 2012

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

IFLR1000 2022

Winner of “Private Equity Deal of the Year” for CBPO Holdings Limited’s $4.76B Take-Private of China Biologic Products Holdings

IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2022

Shortlisted for “Private Equity Law Firm of the Year”

ALB China Law Awards 2022

Named “SPAC Legal Advisory Firm of the Year”

Mergermarket North America M&A Awards 2021

Winner of “Deal of the Year” for both CBPO Holdings Limited’s $4.76B Take-Private of China Biologic Products Holdings and MBK Partners’ $2.2B Take-Private of CAR Inc.

China Business Law Journal 2021

Band 1 for Private Equity: Buyouts: High-End Capability in the U.K.

Chambers UK 2022

Band 1 for Private Equity in France

Chambers Europe 2022

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

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022

Named a “Leading” Firm for Private Equity in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific

Chambers Global 2022

Named a “Leading” Firm for Private Equity, Europe-wide and in Germany

Chambers Europe 2022

Named a “Leading” Firm for Private Equity in Germany

IFLR1000 2022

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

Financial News 2022 and 2020

The private equity team is available at all times to respond to inquiries or get on a call. They always go the extra mile to provide excellent client service.”

Chambers USA 2024

Weil's breadth and depth of knowledge and resources makes it well-suited to providing support on complex and sophisticated cross-border legal matters.”

Chambers USA 2024

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