Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Private Equity Industry Group and Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice with the addition of Mike Weir as a new partner in London.
"Mike joins a talented roster of lawyers in our Global Private Equity Industry Group in London," said White & Case partner John Reiss, Head of the Firm's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. "London is a critical pillar in the global financial marketplace; adding Mike to our London office reaffirms our goal to supplement our private equity and M&A capabilities to help achieve our clients' ambitions both in London and globally."
Weir's practice will primarily focus on the Firm's private equity clients. He will also be instrumental in helping build other key investor segments, including alternative capital providers, family offices and real estate. Weir joins White & Case from Jones Day, where he advised technology and real estate private equity bodies such as state-owned investment funds that invest in stocks and bonds, large institutional real estate funds and buyout funds that purchase companies.
"We look forward to working with Mike to develop a leading private equity hub in London that drives our wider EMEA and global practice," said White & Case partner John Cuningham, Regional Section Head, EMEA M&A/Private Equity. "Mike's experience advising real estate investor clients on their cross-border transactions will add additional focus and leadership for our broader Real Estate Industry Group, which works across private equity, finance, capital markets and tax."
Oliver Brettle, executive partner in London and a member of the Firm's Executive Committee, said: "The 2020 strategy includes reinforcing our Private Equity Industry Group and Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice with leading teams in our strategic regions, particularly the UK. Hiring Mike supports the vision of having a top tier firm for our private equity clients in the London market."
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