07 April 2014

Weil hires Goldman's Andrew Wilkinson

US law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges has recruited restructuring expert Andrew Wilkinson in London to beef up its corporate restructuring and bankruptcy practice.

By Melissa Lesh

Weil, Gotshal & Manges hired restructuring expert Andrew Wilkinson. larry1235

The firm made the move on the restructuring veteran lawyer who, prior to joining Goldman in 2007, had headed up the European restructuring group at another US firm, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Prior to that, he founded the practice at Clifford Chance.  A 2013 ranking in The Deal put Weil as the second-best restructuring law firm. The appointment is especially timely as European companies are refinancing because of the recent economic downturn.  Weil executive partner Barry Wolf said: “When you get someone this talented, it always makes sense, no matter how strong you are, to make the move.”  Source: New York Times

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