International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP today announced that Paul Hibbert will join the Firm as a partner in London focusing on infrastructure and real estate finance matters to further strengthen Weil’s offering to clients in the real assets sector. Mr. Hibbert is currently a partner at Baker McKenzie.
His expertise covers leveraged finance, structured finance, real estate finance and general corporate banking, with particular focus on advising both sponsors and lenders on significant financings of real assets. He is ranked as a leading lawyer for Infrastructure and Finance in Chambers and Legal 500.
Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf said: “Paul is widely acknowledged in the European infrastructure finance market and his hire further strengthens the Firm’s multidisciplinary offering to clients in the real assets space. He will be a great addition to our top-tier Finance practice.”
Weil London Managing Partner Mike Francies said: “Following the arrival of James MacArthur at the beginning of the year, we have already secured a number of mandates for clients investing in real assets. We are focused on maintaining this momentum in growing our real assets platform. Adding a market specialist such as Paul Hibbert, who has worked on innovative financings in the infrastructure sector, is part of our strategy to offer clients investing in real assets the full solution covering transactional, financing, fundraising, restructuring and tax.”
Mr. Hibbert’s recent work has included advising a range of infrastructure funds on the leveraged financings of road, rail, energy and airports assets, as well as funds finance and real estate finance transactions.