Weil London Team Grows with Promotions

Weil, Gotshal & Manges is promoting Samantha McGonigle and Simon Lyell to partner within its London private equity team with effect from 1 January 2013. Both professionals joined Weil six and a half years ago (along with Marco Compagnoni and Jonathan Wood).

PRESS RELEASE

Weil’s private equity team is delighted to announce that Samantha McGonigle and Simon Lyell will become partners in the firm with effect from 1 January 2013.

Both Simon and Samantha joined Weil six and a half years ago (along with Marco Compagnoni and Jonathan Wood).

This brings Weil’s bench of London private equity transaction partners up to six, all of whom are well known market leading practitioners (Michael Francies, Marco Compagnoni, Jonathan Wood, Mark Soundy), and who lead a 25 strong team of experienced private equity transaction lawyers.

Weil’s international private equity group is ranked in the very top tier by Chambers for private equity in: London, Paris, Central and Eastern Europe, China, and globally.

Bloomberg Q3 2012 rankings position Weil as:
#1 Europe
#1 Global
18% global market share
Advising on nearly $57 billion deal value as at end of Sept 2012

Michael Francies and Marco Compagnoni said today:

“It gives us great pride and pleasure to see Samantha and Simon becoming Weil partners. They are already recognised as leading private equity lawyers by the market. They will be an integral part of continuing to take our team, and our clients, to yet greater success.”