About Us

We are global.
We are pioneering.
We are exceptional.

Founded in 1931, Weil has provided legal services to some of the largest public companies, private equity firms and financial institutions for more than 85 years. Today, we have approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices around the world, advising clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters.

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We are high-profile and headline-worthy.


Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographical footprint, allowing the firm to partner with clients wherever they do business. It is our clarity, timeliness, and effectiveness of counsel that makes us the go-to firm for some of the most multifaceted legal challenges, and it is what makes us one of the world’s top law firms. We are seen by the media and professional commentators as our achievements shine in the spotlight. 

We are a firm with international presence.

Our client base consists of global investors, corporates and financial institutions, with our lawyers providing legal expertise at the highest level. 

  • Americas
  • Boston
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Miami
  • New York
  • Princeton
  • Silicon Valley
  • Washinton, D.C.
  • Asia
  • Beijing
  • Hong Kong
  • Shanghai
  • Europe
  • Frankfurt
  • London
  • Munich
  • Paris
  • Warsaw

Practice Areas

Banking

We represent both private equity sponsors and banks on the financing of high-value leveraged buyouts, and other financial transactions. These deals comprise bank and high yield financings and are international in nature. Our London team regularly works hand-in-hand with our practices across Europe, the US and Asia.

Dispute Resolution

We advise on the most technically complex matters in the market for their full life cycle, from strategic advice through to negotiations, ADR processes, cross-border litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Clients come to Weil for M&A advice when the stakes are high and the typical game plan will not do. Our experience across industries and throughout geographies allows us to guide our clients through these transformative, and often complex, corporate events.

Private Equity

Private Equity is the cornerstone of our business. We are leaders in our market with an unrivalled reputation for working on the largest and most innovative cross-border transactions, advising more than 200 private equity clients worldwide.

Private Equity – Infrastructure and Real Estate

We are the go-to firm for some of the most active and premier Private Equity Infrastructure and Real Estate Funds, with brand sector coverage across a wide range of areas including transportation, social infrastructure and real estate. The team is part of a global bench of experts with local knowledge based throughout Europe, the US and Asia.

Private Funds

Our industry-leading Private Funds team is part of an integrated global funds practice, which has a reputation for establishing some of the most innovative private equity, infrastructure, real estate and debt funds in the market.

Restructuring

We have advised on some of the largest UK, European and global restructuring cases, and major international out-of-court restructurings. Our broad client base includes financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity houses, distressed creditors, corporates and insolvency practitioners.

Structured Finance

Our top-tier London Structured Finance team advises on the full range of securitisation and derivatives transactions. The team has a reputation for structuring new, innovative and bespoke approaches for some of the market’s biggest and most sophisticated players.

Tax

Our Tax practice is global in scope. More than 50 lawyers across the US and European offices work with multinational clients and private equity sponsors to navigate the complex tax aspects of M&A, restructurings and finance work that cross national borders.

Specialists

Our key disciplines are complemented by specialist teams, who provide advice on transactions and matters to clients on an on-going basis. These specialisms include: Intellectual Property, Employment and Competition.

Awards

We take pride in what we do

BEST CHARITY PARTNERSHIP


Business Charity Awards 2018

Best CSR Programme


Legal Business Awards 2018

BEST CORPORATE TAX PRACTICE


Tolley's Taxation Awards 2019

DEAL OF THE YEAR – LOANS


IFLR Europe Awards 2019

STRUCTURED FINANCE NO. 1 EUROPEAN CLO MANAGER COUNSEL


Creditflux 2016 to date

DISPUTES FINALIST FOR LITIGATION TEAM OF THE YEAR


The Lawyer 2018

COMMENDED AS ONE OF THE TIMES BEST LAW FIRMS


2019

TOP FIRM FOR RESTRUCTURING & INSOLVENCY


Global Restructuring Review 2019

TOP FIVE INNOVATIVE LAW FIRM


Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report 2018

RANKED TIER 1 FOR INVESTMENT FUNDS


IFLR 2019

RANKED BAND 1 FOR ACQUISITION FINANCE


Legal 500 2019

RANKED BAND 1 FOR PRIVATE EQUITY


Chambers, IFLR, Legal 500 2019

Our home grown Innovation Taskforce nurtures our culture of intrapreneurship.


Technology will not replace lawyers, but it will augment us. We focus on creating a hybrid workforce where technology can complement the skills of our lawyers, making sure they are the smartest in the room. We believe that a lawyer with a tool is better than a lawyer on their own, which is why we strive to create tech enhancements that benefit our people, giving them more time to be in the spotlight of the action and apply their expertise where it counts.

We know that innovation is at the forefront of many law firms’ agendas, but what makes Weil different? We give everyone a voice. Whatever their role, whatever their department, we empower all employees to put their hand up and say “We can do something better.” Everyone is powered to innovate, whether they come from a technology background or not.