Weil London Launches Inaugural European Restructuring Watch

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 10:10

Weil’s London office has launched the first posting of Weil's European Restructuring Watch, an online microsite where the office will make regular postings on key developments in restructuring in London and across Continental Europe. The European Restructuring Watch will also have key client notes and publications, such as our Comparative Guide to Restructuring Procedures, available to download. The Restructuring Watch will allow users to access articles and information across a broad range of categories, including Administration, Contractual Interpretation, Cross-border, EC Insolvency Regulation, Financial Regulatory, French Restructuring, German Restructuring, Insolvency Tests & Triggers, Intercreditor Issues, Overseas jurisdiction, Pensions, Reform Proposals/Implementations, Schemes of Arrangement and Summaries. In the first posting Weil included a link to its Client Guide on Schemes of Arrangement.

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A Weil team led by Corporate partners R. Jay Tabor and Danielle Do is advising longtime client General Electric in connection with its proposed $3.3 billion acquisition of Lufkin Industries Inc., a Texas-based publicly traded provider of artificial lift technologies for the oil and gas industry and a manufacturer of industrial gears, broadening GE Oil & Gas’ artificial lift capabilities and complementing GE’s existing product line. GE will pay Lufkin shareholders $88.50 per share in cash. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2013.

In addition to R. Jay Tabor (Dallas) and Danielle Do (New York), the Weil team advising GE in connection with its proposed acquisition includes Corporate partner Howard Chatzinoff (New York); Public Company Advisory Group partner P.J. Himelfarb (Dallas); Technology & IP Transactions partner Charan Sandhu (New York); Real Estate partner Samuel Zylberberg (New York); Tax partners Kimberly Blanchard and Chayim Neubort (both New York); Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits partner Michael Kam (New York); Environmental partner David Berz (Washington, DC); International Arbitration and Trade partner Chip Roh (Washington, DC); Complex Commercial Litigation partner Steven Tyrrell (Washington, DC); Corporate associates Elliot DeRemer (Dallas), Joanna Jia (New York), and Monty Ward (Dallas); Public Company Advisory Group associate Adé Heyliger (Washington, DC); Technology & IP Transactions associates Marisa Geiger and Janell Wise (both New York); Real Estate associate John Goldman (New York); Financial Institutions Regulatory associate Timothy Welch (Washington, DC); Tax associates Mark Dundon (Dallas) and Eric Remijan (New York); Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits associate Henry Neading (New York); Environmental associate Matthew Morton (Washington, DC); and Employment Litigation associate Courtney Fain (New York). 

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Weil Securities Litigation and White Collar Defense & Investigations partner Christopher Garcia was recognized as one of New York Law Journal’s 2013 Rising Stars. This distinction recognizes lawyers under the age of 40 who “have established a record of accomplishments and demonstrated that they are top contributors to the practice of law and their communities.” This year, New York Law Journal selected 44 Rising Stars from a list of more than 200 nominees. New York Law Journal will profile the recipients of this year’s Rising Stars awards in a special edition on June 5, 2013.