Willkie Farr & Gallagher taps PE lawyers for London office

Global law firm Willkie Farr Gallagher has added Matthew Dean and Claire McDaid as corporate partners in its London office. Dean’s practice is focused on formations, buyouts, financings and venture capital investments while McDaid’s practice deals with cross-border private equity and investment deals. Previously, Dean and McDaid were partners at Kirkland & Ellis International.


New York, NY (July 14, 2014) — Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced that Matthew Dean and Claire McDaid will join the firm as corporate partners in the London office.

Mr. Dean’s practice is primarily focused on fund formations, buyouts, financings and venture capital investments. Ms. McDaid’s practice focuses on cross-border private equity and investment transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, financings and incentive arrangements. Both were formerly partners in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.

“We are delighted to welcome Matt and Claire to our firm,” said London Managing Partner Peter Burrell. “They broaden the scope of the international services we offer our multinational clients, and will complement our insurance and restructuring practices in London and our private equity and hedge fund practices in continental Europe and New York.”

“The addition of Matt and Claire to Willkie furthers the expansion of our London office,” stated Willkie Co-Chairman Thomas Cerabino. Commenting on the firm’s alliance with Dickson Minto, Mr. Cerabino said “we value our relationship with Dickson Minto and expect to continue to work closely with them in the future.”

Willkie’s London office provides comprehensive advice to U.K., U.S. and international clients on cross-border M&A, capital markets transactions, compliance and enforcement matters, white collar criminal and civil litigation, restructurings, tax and financial services regulation.

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is an international law firm of approximately 600 attorneys with offices in New York, Washington, Paris, London, Milan, Rome, Frankfurt and Brussels. The firm is headquartered in New York City at 787 Seventh Avenue. Tel: 212.728.8000.