Ed Gander is Head of Weil’s London Private Funds Group and Co-Head of Weil’s Global Private Funds Group.
Ed has over twenty years of fundraising experience and, uniquely among legal funds practitioners, he was a founder and managing partner of his own private equity business, ViaNova Capital, between 2003 and 2006 and raised over €70 million in fund commitments. Ed's experience includes raising private equity, infrastructure, real estate, debt funds and funds of funds.
Ed is a renowned private funds industry leader and has sat on a variety of BVCA, FCA and EMPEA Legal and Regulatory committees.
Ed is recognised as a leading private funds lawyer by Chambers, Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal. He is recognised by Financial News in its “Rising Stars Hall of Fame 2016” list and was selected to the 2014 London Super Lawyers list for his financial and investment services expertise. Prior to joining Weil in 2011, Ed was Head of Clifford Chance's Global Private Funds Group.“To sum up what Gander gives you throughout a fundraising – it’s leadership, insight, integrity and commitment. I trust Ed to go into a room on my behalf and get the job done.” Sir Bob Geldof KBE, Chairman of 8 Miles Private Equity.