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The US firm’s revenue increased by 4 per cent from $1.18bn in 2007 up to $1.23bn in 2008. This compares with a 12.4 per cent hike last year from $1.05bn in 2006.
In 2008, Weil Gotshal was instructed on a string of credit crunch-related deals. These included bankruptcy star Harvey Miller advising Lehman Brothers on its Chapter 11 filing in September (15 September).
In the UK, Premier Foods drafted in London-based Weil Gotshal partner Ian Hamilton to advise on its restructuring of its £1.7bn debt burden.
The firm’s figures contrast with those of a number of US firms that have reported a dip in revenue or profits per equity partner (PEP) for the last financial year.