Linklaters puts the moves on Weil Gotshal’s Francies

Linklaters‘ hiring spree shows no signs of abating. As revealed in The Lawyer this morning, the magic circle firm has made an audacious move for Weil Gotshal & Manges head honcho Mike Francies. See story

The move has got City tongues wagging. Linklaters corporate partner Charlie Jacobs has been holding the private equity baby since Raymond McKeeve and Graham White quit for Kirkland & Ellis last year.

Linklaters could not hope to have a more dynamic lawyer fighting its corner. As evidenced by the trio of mining deals Jacobs has closed in recent quick succession. But there’s not a private equity deal amongst them. That’s where Francies would come in.