Weil Gotshall hires four-partner team from Clifford Chance in London

June 16, 2011 The London office of Weil Gotshal & Manges has scooped up a four-partner team Clifford Chance. The departure of funds partners Ed Gander, Nigel Clark and Nick Benson along with tax partner Jonathan Kandel, will leave Clifford Chance with just one London funds partner, Nigel Hatfield.

Mike Francies, the London managing partner of Weil Gotshal & Manges, said: "The funds practice in the US has been a key part of the growth of our private equity business and executive partner Barry Wolf and I have been looking for the European piece for some time, so are delighted that four partners of such high calibre will be joining us. It makes huge sense for us and I think will have a significant impact in the European private equity market."

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