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 over 90 years. Today, we have approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices around the world, advising clients globally on their most complex Corporate, Restructuring, Litigation and Tax and Benefits matters.
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.
- New York
- Silicon Valley
- Washington, D.C.
- Hong Kong
We work with a broad range of blue-chip and private equity clients advising them on complex multi-jurisdictional merger filings, navigating the increased scrutiny of mergers and acquisitions by regulatory agencies throughout the world. Given the multinational scale of our clients’ mergers and acquisitions, the team often works closely with the Weil US and EU antitrust teams, as well as with our corporate and litigation colleagues around the world.
We represent both private equity sponsors and banks on the financing of high-value leveraged buyouts, and other financial transactions. These deals comprise of 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 & Investigations
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.
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.
Private Equity and M&A
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 300 private equity clients worldwide. In addition, when the stakes are high and the typical game plan will not do, clients come to us for M&A advice. Our experience across industries and throughout geographies allows us to guide our clients through these transformative, and often complex, corporate events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, IT and Employment.
We take pride in what we do
Tier 1 for Private Equity
Tier 1 for Private Equity: Buyouts: High-End Capability
Chambers UK 2022
Tier 1 for Acquisition Finance
Legal 500 UK 2022
Tier 1 for Bank Lending: Sponsor-side
Legal Advisor of the Year Award EMEA: Fundraising
IJInvestor Awards 2021
Restructuring Team of the Year
The Lawyer Awards 2020
Commended as one of The Times Best Law Firms
Top 10 best law firms for Pro Bono in the UK
Law.com 2020 and 2021
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.