Willkie Farr & Gallagher adds two to PE platform


Law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has added Gavin Gordon and David Arnold to its private equity platform. Previously, they were partners at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

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New York, NY (May 8, 2019) — Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced that Private Equity partners Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are joining the firm in the London office. They were previously partners at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Mr. Gordon and Mr. Arnold have worked on some of the most notable private equity deals in the UK and Europe.

“Gavin and David, two well-established leaders in the market, are a terrific addition to our premier private equity platform, and to our London office,” said Willkie Chairman Steven Gartner. “They join Claire McDaid, widely regarded as being one of the top private equity practitioners in the market, and a team that has added tremendous value to our clients and to our success. This new complement of talent further deepens our bench and benefits our clients worldwide.”

“Our international private equity practice has seen tremendous deal growth with a successful track record advising multiple European and US sponsors on complex cross-border transactions,” said partner Claire McDaid. “We are very pleased to welcome Gavin and David to the team.”

“Willkie has one of the most attractive cross-border private equity platforms and a stellar reputation across both the European and US markets, making it an ideal fit for our practice and continued growth,” said Mr. Gordon. “We are thrilled to join such a talented and collaborative team and are looking forward to working with the team on their continued success,” said Mr. Arnold.
Mr. Gordon represents predominately sponsor clients on leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and infrastructure transactions.

Mr. Arnold’s practice is focused on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions for both financial investors and corporate clients.

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is an international law firm of more than 700 attorneys with offices in New York, Washington, Houston, Palo Alto, Paris, London, Frankfurt, Brussels, Milan and Rome. The firm is headquartered in New York City at 787 Seventh Avenue. Tel: 212.728.8000.

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