International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Benjamin de Blegiers will join the Firm as a Private Equity/M&A partner. Mr. de Blegiers is a recognized leader in the infrastructure sector advising infrastructure funds, pension plans, insurance companies and other long-term investors on their most challenging infrastructure transactions. Mr. de Blegiers will be based in Weil’s Paris office.
“Benjamin is a key addition to the Firm,” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “His outstanding position in the market will further enhance our offering to clients in the infrastructure space in Europe.”
David Aknin, from Weil’s Paris office, commented: “We see a strategic need to have an infrastructure practice of the same standing as our leading private equity and M&A group. In a relatively short period of time, Benjamin has achieved an outstanding reputation having worked on a large number of infrastructure M&A transactions for the most sought-after infrastructure investors. We are very happy to benefit from his skills and expertise which add significant capabilities in France and across Europe. Benjamin will work closely with James MacArthur and the rest of our infrastructure team in London and in our other offices to enhance our pan-European platform.”
Benjamin de Blegiers will join Weil from Clifford Chance where he is a partner in the Paris office. His practice focuses on Private Equity and M&A transactions, with a particular emphasis on transactions involving infrastructure assets.
About Weil’s Paris Office
With more than 80 lawyers, Weil’s Paris office regularly handles the most challenging transactions, disputes, and business and financial restructurings, and provides counseling to corporations, financial institutions, public organizations, senior management, boards of directors, and individuals in sensitive situations. Weil’s worldwide network and one-firm approach enable us to serve our clients in any country as their matters require. Weil consistently ranks in France at the very top of legal advisors across a wide range of areas. These include private equity and infrastructure transactions, public takeovers and reorganizations, distressed M&A, banking and finance, in-court or out-of-court restructurings, as well as tax and competition matters and all types of disputes, including criminal investigations that affect companies and their managers.
Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents, Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business. The Firm’s four departments, Corporate, Litigation, Business Finance & Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields.