Full Service Expertise

Weil’s London transaction specialist lawyers provide cutting-edge transactional and advisory support across all legal specialisms, including:

Tax
Pensions
Employment
Competition
IP, IT, Data Protection and Commercial Contracts
Real Estate

Tax

Our Tax group focuses on generating intelligent, tax-efficient solutions to deliver maximum value on transactions, fundraisings, restructurings, financing deals and tax litigation. From market-shaping restructurings and landmark tax rulings to leading buyouts and fund structurings, very few firms can match our diverse workload across the spectrum of tax issues impacting business today. We provide global clients with seamless international advice, and regularly share and help shape international tax trends to ensure the most advantageous tax structures are used on domestic and cross-border matters.

Most recently, the London tax team won five prestigious awards at Euromoney International Tax Review’s European Tax Awards 2016, including best US Law Firm in Europe.

Pensions

We advise on the establishment, merger and winding-up of occupational pension schemes, underfunding of pension plans and pension scheme rescues. Our practice has led on some of the most ground-breaking and market-shaping pensions litigation cases of recent times, including the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy proceedings, and on proceedings whose outcomes will have significant implications for the scope of the Pensions Regulator’s powers.

Employment

Our London employment team’s work is varied and exciting and involves looking at a broad range of issues. These range from recruitment, dismissal and remuneration issues for senior executives and investment professionals, to providing human resources support to companies, and advising on the employment aspects of transactions including consultation issues.

Competition

Nearly every transaction undertaken in the office will have a competition element. Part of our skill is to spot competition issues and analyse in which jurisdictions filings or clearances may be required and how this could impact the overall business aims of our clients. This means we are instrumental in anticipating and advising on reviews of cross border private equity/M&A transactions by the European Commission and the UK’s Competition & Markets Authority (and its predecessor agencies).

We also advise a variety of corporates on enquiries regarding their distribution practices, issues arising from potential abuse of dominance, regulatory complaints against problematic practices or transactions by suppliers, customers, or competitors, licensing of intellectual properties and cartel allegations.

IP, IT, Data Protection and Commercial Contracts

Clients turn to us to provide guidance and advice on brand strategy including licensing and protection issues, complex international technology and licensing agreements, IT and business process outsourcings, cloud computing arrangements, data protection and privacy matters. We also help our clients when they are considering high value international commercial contract arrangements such as manufacturing, joint venture, strategic alliance, distribution and agency agreements.

Real Estate

Our London Real Estate team advises clients on matters such as real estate finance transactions, ongoing management issues relating to lease negotiations and renewals, break clauses, terminations, and planning and environmental issues. Our lawyers play an active role in working parties and consultation boards, examining cutting-edge issues and developments affecting property and planning laws in the UK.