Weil continues London expansion with Latham M&A partner

  • Brendan Moylan joins Weil after close to five years a partner at Latham & Watkins
  • Moylan is Weil’s fourth London partner hire in 2023

(Reuters) – New York-based law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges is continuing the expansion of its London-based transactions practice with the addition of infrastructure-focused M&A partner Brendan Moylan, the firm said Friday.

Moylan, who has been a partner at Latham & Watkins since 2018, specializes in infrastructure deals, including utilities, transport, renewables, technology and communications, and social infrastructure, Weil said.

His clients have included Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs’ infrastructure arms, Global Infrastructure Partners, 3i Infrastructure Plc, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, OMERS Infrastructure, Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets, Allianz Capital Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and French luxury house Hermes International, according to his bio on Latham’s website.

“Brendan has a track record of advising on some of the most high profile infrastructure deals for the largest and most prestigious funds in the market,” Weil’s London managing partner Michael Francies said in a statement.

Before Latham, Moylan spent 19 years at Clifford Chance, including 13 as partner, according to his LinkedIn bio.

Moylan is Weil’s fourth partner addition to its London practice this year, following two capital markets hires from UK-founded Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and White & Case, and Sarah Flaherty from Linklaters in January.

Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf said in a statement that Moylan is “key” to the development of the firm’s private equity infrastructure practice.

Weil’s London practice saw the departure of its European high yield transaction practice leader Patrick Bright to rival U.S. firm Paul Hastings in December. Paul Hastings also hired Weil banking and finance partner Morgan Bale in New York in the same month.

A spokesperson for Latham & Watkins did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Moylan’s departure.

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