Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
With approximately 1,200 lawyers in 20 offices around the world, Weil operates according to the “one firm” principle, allowing us to bring the right mix of firm-wide skill and local-market presence to deliver the coordinated legal advice necessary to help our clients achieve their sophisticated goals and objectives.
Founded in 1931, Weil has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession as best in class, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters. With 20 offices worldwide – 9 in the United States and 11 outside the United States – Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.
Our attention to client service rests upon a few core values:
- A full understanding of our clients’ businesses and culture
- A thorough focus on our clients’ objectives, both short-term and long-term
- An unwavering commitment to helping clients solve problems in the most efficient, cost-effective way
The Frankfurt and Munich offices work together closely to provide seamless support to domestic and international clients, handling both sophisticated cross-border transactions and multi-jurisdictional disputes. The German practice focuses in particular on Private Equity, M&A, Restructuring, Dispute Resolution, Finance, Tax, Antitrust and Employment. Our remarkably diverse client base is engaged in various industries and includes some of the world's leading financial institutions as well as many major international corporations.
The German offices have positioned themselves as one of the premier practices in the country, in particular for Private Equity and M&A as well as for Restructuring.
The Frankfurt and Munich offices have been advising clients on a number of recent high-profile transactions over the past few years. For example, we advised TPG Capital and DLJ Merchant Banking Funds on the sale of a majority interest in Grohe Group to LIXIL and Development Bank of Japan, the largest direct Japanese investment in Germany to date. We also recently advised Lone Star Funds on the sale of Corealcredit Bank AG to Aareal Bank AG, Eli Lilly on the acquisition of the animal health division of Novartis, and Lohmann Animal Health Group, the lenders in the financing of the acquisition of Scout24 Group by Hellman & Friedman and the lenders in the financing of the acquisition of Flint Group.