Weil Gotshal swoops for second Jones Day restructuring hire

Weil, Gotshal &  Manges has added Jones Day restructuring partner Paul Bromfield to its London office.

Bromfield, who will join the firm’s workouts practice, has been involved in a wide range of matters from acting as debtor’s counsel to advising on a variety of insolvency issues and complex cross-border restructurings.

These include acting for the administrators of Enron Europe and MG Rover and the senior creditors committee in the Eurotunnel restructuring.

Following the recruitment of Adam Plainer from Jones Day to head Weil’s restructuring practice in  London at the beginning of the year (26 January), Weil has been following a strategy of expanding its restructuring capability in London, leading to the recruitment earlier in  the year of Linton Bloomberg as counsel and several recent associate hires.

Michael Francies, Weil London managing partner, commented: “A  key element of the firm and the London office’s strategy has always been  to grow our restructuring practice.

“In the short time that he has been  with us, Adam has become well established, with some significant mandates ,and with Paul joining we’re well-placed to continue to capitalise on  opportunities for the global restructuring practice.”

Adam  Plainer added: “Having additional partner resource in London is key to  our goal of building out the European restructuring team. Paul’s knowledge  of the London market and experience in playing a key role in cross-border  deals is an invaluable addition to our client offering.”

The hire of Bromfield is the latest in a series of eye-catching senior laterals, which have included the arrival of Linklaters banking partner Stephen Lucas (31 May) and a four-partner funds team from Clifford Chance (13 June).