London tax head departs Weil Gotshal & Manges
Weil Gotshal & Manges, is leaving the firm to join Kirkland & Ellis. Kandel was also a member of the Weil Gotshal’s private funds group. With his departure, no tax partners remain in London at the firm.
Kandel has advised clients on tax issues dealing with their fund investments, M&A, and restructuring as well as own-account tax matters.
He joined Weil Gotshal in 2011 along with three other partners from Clifford Chance, who launched the London funds practice for Weil Gotshal.
Kandel is Kirkland’s third lateral hire this year in London. The firm has also seen several partners exit this year.