Law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has named Gareth Clark as a partner in its global private equity practice. Previously, he worked at Dechert LLP where he was a partner.
NEW YORK, APRIL 18, 2022: International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Gareth Clark has joined the Firm as a partner in the global Private Equity practice, based in Weil’s New York office.
“Gareth is a fantastic addition to our premier global Private Equity practice,” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “He will also be a great fit with our strategic goals and culture, and we are very pleased to welcome him to the Firm.”
“Gareth has a proven track record for supporting a broad range of well-known private equity clients on leveraged buyouts and growth equity transactions,” said Michael Aiello, Chairman of Weil’s global Corporate Department. “His experience is highly complementary to our global Private Equity platform and will enhance our strong bench of experienced transactional lawyers.”
Gareth joins Weil from the New York office of Dechert LLP, where he was a partner. In his practice, Gareth advises private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies on a broad range of U.S. and international corporate transactions and commercial matters across numerous industries, including industrials and chemicals, life sciences and consumer. He is experienced in structuring a variety of global M&A transactions, including leveraged buyouts, carve-out transactions, going-private transactions, divestitures, growth capital investments, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, and other investments throughout a company’s capital structure.
“Weil’s Private Equity team is a market leader in advising private equity sponsors on their most sophisticated transactions,” said Gareth. “I am excited to join such a formidable team, and look forward to working together to deliver exceptional results for the Firm’s clients.”
About Weil’s Private Equity Practice
Weil’s global Private Equity practice is recognized by the industry as being one of only a very small number of elite market leaders in this field. Our clients include many of the highest-profile private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds, as well as family offices and other equity financial investors. Weil advises more than 300 private equity clients worldwide, including 8 of the 10 largest global private equity funds and 80% of the top 25 largest global private equity funds as ranked by PEI 300 2021. Our advice covers all aspects of the full life cycle of investments.
Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 90 years. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents, 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, Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields.