Weil Gotshal & Manges


The Lawyer UK 200

  • UK 200 Position: 8


    • UK 200 Position: 8
    • UK/global turnover: £53.26m/£576m
    • Global PEP: £1.03m
    • UK/global RPL: £626,000/£501,000
    Weil Gotshal & Manges started the year with the trophy hire of Lovells partner Marco Compagnoni. The private equity hire was part of a bid to become a world leader in the area and number one in Europe.

    Weil also hired Lovells senior assistant Jonathan Wood to its partnership and at the same time snared consultant Alison Hampton, also from Lovells.

    To underline its private equity ambitions, Weil parachuted in its co-head of US private equity James Westra and co-head of the global corporate group Barry Wolf with instructions to spend more time making headway in the UK.

    • Web:

      www.weil.com
    • Telephone: 020 7903 1074
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    • No. of Trainees: 21
    • No. of Trainee Vacancies: 14
    • Training contract application deadline: 31-Jul-08
    • Selection
      • Individual interview: Yes
      • Panel interview: No
      • Assessment day: Yes
      • Psychometric test: Yes
      • Written exercise: Yes
      • Presentation: Yes
    • No. of Seats: 4
    • Opportunities Abroad: Yes
    • Vacation Schemes
      • No. placements: 15
      • Summer vacation scheme application deadline: 14-Feb-08
    • GDL/CPE Intake: Varies
    • GDL/CPE funding
      • Fees: Yes
      • Maintenance: £8,000
    • LPC funding
      • Fees: Yes
      • Maintenance: £8,000
    • Salary/benefits
      • Start: £41,000
      • Qualification: £90,000
      • Season ticket loan: Yes
      • Healthcare: Yes
      • Pension scheme: Yes
      • Life assurance: Yes
      • Bonus scheme: Yes
      • Gym membership: Yes
      • Subsidised lunch: Yes
      • Free taxis after hours: Yes