International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP today announced that Mark Thompson will join the Firm as a Private Equity partner in London to further strengthen Weil’s offering to clients in the Real Assets sector. Mark will work closely with Real Assets partners James MacArthur, Paul Hibbert and Anthea Bamford.
Mark is currently a partner at Sidley Austin who has over 20 years of experience advising clients on international private equity and M&A transactions. Mark has particular expertise in real estate and has represented clients in industries such as energy, telecommunications, banking and finance (including electronic payments), transportation, logistics and life sciences.
Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf said: “We are delighted to welcome Mark to the Firm. His expertise across a range of sectors, and notably in real estate, will make him an excellent addition to our Real Assets and Private Equity practices.”
Weil London Managing Partner Mike Francies said: “Mark is joining the London office during an exciting period of growth in our Private Equity and Real Assets groups. Adding a partner of Mark’s caliber will further enhance our offering to sponsors and corporates as we continue to build out our platform in London.”
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.