News Weil Gotshal & Manges Banking and finance Corporate US & The Americas Kirkland & Ellis raids Weil for banking star Stephen Lucas By Natalie Stanton 20 May 2014 11:48 17 December 2015 13:29 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 20 May 2014 at 14:13 Someone’s three year guarantee was clearly up. Good lawyer, but the time at Weil was not a total success. Does he have clients of his own? Reply Link Vercingetorix 20 May 2014 at 16:23 The Weil London revolving door continues to spin… Reply Link Anonymous 20 May 2014 at 16:29 What a surprise . . . not. Guarantee was up and he’s after the next pay day. How can he keep getting away with this? Reply Link Anonymous 21 May 2014 at 00:09 Am sure the fact the move to K&E coincides with a 3 year stay at Weil and his pay guarantee expiring is entirely coincidental: anyone willing to place their mortgage on SL being a long term stay at K&E? same old storey……however, partners who have no loyalty except to their own bank account will keep getting away with it for so long as the next firm is willing to pay up. Reply Link Anonymous 21 May 2014 at 07:16 Another banking lawyer sold on undelivered promises of institutional portables…Nothing new here. Reply Link Anonymous 21 May 2014 at 14:01 Maybe Weil didn’t buy him a Bugatti for his birthday? Reply Link Anonymous 21 May 2014 at 21:41 In fairness to Stephen Lucas, I was on something opposite him when he was at Linklaters and he was a superb lawyer – both technically (he has a PhD) and commerically. The partner I was working for at my firm told me to learn from him. Reply Link Anon ymous 22 May 2014 at 09:16 I’m sure he is already plotting his next move in 3 years time. My money is on White & Case! Reply Link Anonymous 22 May 2014 at 12:18 Since when has having a PhD made anyone a good lawyer? Sounds like the sort of thing only the man himself would write! Reply Link DR 22 May 2014 at 15:32 What’s “commerically”? Reply Link Anonymous 29 May 2014 at 19:44 My deepest sympathy goes out to the staff at K&E ! Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.