8 February – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – International law firm, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, is delighted to announce that Marco Compagnoni and Jonathan Wood will be joining the London office as partners in the firm’s Global Private Equity group.
Marco and Jonathan have spent the whole of their professional careers to date at Lovells and have been instrumental in helping that firm’s private equity practice to achieve recognition as a market-leading practice.
Marco has been a partner at Lovells since 1993 and currently heads the firm’s international private equity practice. Having specialized in private equity for over 20 years, Marco is widely acknowledged to be one of only a handful of London lawyers who are genuinely pre-eminent in the field of private equity.
Jonathan has been at Lovells for almost ten years and has specialized in international private equity for most of that time. He is acknowledged to be a rising star in the private equity field.
Weil Gotshal’s stated ambition is to become the leading private equity law firm in Europe and across the globe. With over 200 private equity experts worldwide, Weil Gotshal believes that the strength and depth of its private equity bench sets the firm apart from its competitors.
In London, over the last couple of years, the firm has already made considerable progress towards achieving its global ambition. In 2005, the office completed over 50 private equity deals with a total deal value in excess of €26 billion. Weil Gotshal is now ranked among the UK’s market-leading law firms for private equity and three London partners are recognized as leaders in that field.
Mike Francies, Managing Partner of the London office, commented, “The addition of the talent, experience and drive of Marco and Jonathan to our already strong London team will deepen our ability to give the best possible service to a broad range of private equity clients.”
Marco Compagnoni commented, “This has been a difficult personal decision, prompted by a desire to join a firm with a strong US and European platform and a clear and specific focus on private equity transactions across Europe as well as North America – Weil Gotshal very much meets that need. I continue to wish the very best for all my friends and colleagues at Lovells, the firm which has been my professional home for so many years.”
About Weil, Gotshal, & Manges LLP
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is an international law firm of over 1,200 lawyers, including approximately 300 partners. Weil Gotshal is headquartered in New York, with offices in Austin, Boston, Brussels, Budapest, Dallas, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Miami, Munich, Paris, Prague, Providence, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Warsaw, Washington DC and Wilmington.