Weil, Gotshal & Manges hires Ashurst partner for global finance

Weil, Gotshal & Manges has hired Damian Ridealgh as a partner in the global finance practice based in New York. Ridealgh will focus on the financing needs of the firm’s practice equity and corporate clients. Prior to joining Weil, Gotshal, Ridealgh worked at Ashurst where he was a partner and led the firm’s U.S. banking practice.

Press Release

International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Damian Ridealgh has joined the Firm as a partner in the Global Finance Practice, based in the New York office. He is the fourth partner to join Weil’s Global Finance Practice since late 2013 and focuses primarily on the financing needs of the Firm’s private equity and corporate clients.

“Damian will be a fantastic addition to the Firm,” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “He will enhance our leading Global Finance Practice, which routinely handles a high volume of the most complex private equity and M&A transactions.”

“Damian’s experience both in London and New York makes him a great fit with the Firm and will further strengthen the Firm’s cross-border finance capabilities,” said Daniel Dokos, head of Weil’s Global Finance Practice and a member of the Firm’s Management Committee.

Mr. Ridealgh, 40, focuses on advising private equity and corporate clients, financial institutions and hedge funds in complex U.S. and European financings covering acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, fund financing, real estate financing and asset-based loans. He is qualified as an English solicitor and worked in London until 2003, when he moved to New York. Mr. Ridealgh joins the Firm from Ashurst LLP where he was a partner and led Ashurst’s U.S. banking practice. He was previously a partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.

“I am excited to join the talented individuals at Weil” said Mr. Ridealgh. “Having practiced on both sides of the Atlantic, I am confident my skills and expertise will complement Weil’s accomplished lawyers in New York and around the world.”

About Weil’s Global Finance Practice

With more than 125 Banking & Finance and Capital Markets partners and associates in our offices worldwide, Weil’s Global Finance Practice provides seamless international deal execution and local law advice on our clients’ most significant and innovative financing transactions in many of the world’s key jurisdictions, including New York, London, Frankfurt, Paris and Hong Kong. Weil has one of the premier leveraged acquisition practices and is one of very few firms highly-rated for borrower/issuer and lender/underwriter representations. Our Banking & Finance and Capital Markets practices and their partners are regularly recognized as market leaders in numerous regions and countries by Chambers & Partners, IFLR1000 and Legal 500.

About Weil

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. With approximately 1200 lawyers in 20 offices worldwide, Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business. The Firm’s four departments, Corporate, Litigation, Business Finance & Restructuring, and Tax, Benefits, and Executive Compensation, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields. Please see www.weil.com for more information, including awards and rankings.