Weil Gotshal & Manges has promoted eight partners in the UK and US, with three being made up in the City.

Private equity associate James Harvey joined the US firm in 2006 from legacy Lovells, where he worked from 2002. 

Meanwhile tax counsel David Irvine, formerly at Clifford Chance and Deloitte Australia, has also been promoted in London, along with fellow tax counsel Oliver Walker. Walker joined Weil Gotshal & Manges in 2006 as an associate from Sidley Austin. 

Earlier this year, Weil lost its London tax head Jonathan Kandel to Kirkland & Ellis leaving the firm without any tax partners. As a result of this year’s promotions round, Weil Gotshal will now have two partners in the tax group. 

The remaining five promotions have all been made in the US, with four made up in New York and one in Dallas. In total, the private equity group has been boosted by two appointments worldwide, with Dallas associate Monty Ward specialising in both private equity and M&A. 

Last year, Weil Gotshal promoted 12 new partners to its ranks and added four partners in London. Two out of the 12 made up last year were women, with the firm making the same number of female appointments this year. 

In addition, 12 new counsel have been promoted. Structured finance and derivatives lawyer Thomas Falkus is the sole promotion in London, with other appointments made in Hong Kong, Boston, Budapest and Paris. 

Partner promotions in full 

Garrett Charon, New York, private equity
James Harvey, London, private equity
David Irvine, London, tax
Sachin Kohli, New York, M&A
Faiza Rahman, New York, capital markets
Stephanie Srulowitz, New York, private funds
Oliver Walker, London, tax
Monty Ward, Dallas, private equity and M&A