Michael Francies

Managing Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Michael Francies

Michael Francies

Managing Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Biography

He is experienced in, and provides hands on advice in relation to, private equity and M&A, joint ventures, IPOs and equity issues, and corporate restructuring. Clients include private equity funds and alternative providers of capital as well as major corporates and financial advisers.

Mike is ranked in Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR for both M&A and Private Equity, in Band 1, as a ‘Leading Individual’ and ‘Leading Lawyer’ respectively, with Chambers describing him as a “tremendously commercial and pragmatic lawyer who has seen it all and knows things inside out”.

The Lawyer reports him as the most recommended Private Equity lawyer in the UK by general counsel, and he was included in Private Equity Manager magazine’s ‘Legal Power 30’ list of the 30 most influential private equity lawyers in the industry today. He is also ranked in the Top 3 UK Business Lawyers by Chambers 100 UK, and in the Top 10 UK lawyers in Thomson Reuters’ “Super Lawyers” 2013.

Mike was shortlisted as one of the UK’s Top Innovative Lawyers in the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards, has been awarded “Partner of the Year” at The Lawyer Awards, “Deal Lawyer of the Year” at the Legal Business Awards, and listed in The Times’ “Law 100: UK’s Most Powerful Lawyers”.

Overview
Career Highlights

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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1817

Primary Location

United Kingdom

Number of Boards

1

Birthday

10/14/1956 - Israel

Age

64

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Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Senior Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Executive Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Michael Francies
Managing Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Education
LSF
Class of 1979

The University of Law (formerly The College of Law) is a private teaching university in England which specialises in providing legal education. The University has its own degree awarding powers under English law. It offers courses including the Graduate Diploma in Law, the Bar Professional Training Course, the Legal Practice Course, the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and the Master of Laws (LL.M).

LLB
Class of 1978

The University of Manchester’s School of Law has continued its dedication to providing high quality legal education for over 140 years. Today, surveys confirm us as one of the UK’s leading law schools, with teaching rated as “excellent” in the latest Higher Education Funding Council for England and student satisfaction results consistently above 90%. As well as qualifying law degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, they also offer courses in criminology, healthcare ethics, bioethics and medical law.

Career History
Managing Partner
1998 - Current

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession as best in class, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters. With 20 offices worldwide – 9 in the United States and 11 outside the United States – Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.

Attorney
Prior

Clifford Chance LLP provides legal services. It provides services in areas such as banking & finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, litigation and dispute resolution, real estate & tax, pensions and employment. The firm's clients include the technology, real estate, automobiles, beverages, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, media, telecommunications and energy and transportation markets. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in London, UK

Boards & Committees
Member, Management Committee
Current

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession as best in class, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters. With 20 offices worldwide – 9 in the United States and 11 outside the United States – Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.

Transactions
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Esmalglass SAU, Pigments Spain SL purchase Ferro Corp. /Tile Coatings Business from Ferro Corp.

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Lone Star Americas Acquisitions LLC, Lone Star Global Acquisitions Ltd. purchase McCarthy & Stone Plc

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London Stock Exchange Group Plc purchases Refinitiv US Holdings, Inc. from Blackstone Corporate Private Equity, GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Private Investments, Canson Capital Partners (Private Equity)

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