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Our Private Equity Group provides trusted counsel derived from deep industry knowledge to established as well as up-and-coming private equity firms. We represent firms of every size across the spectrum of investment strategies, and we build long-standing relationships with our clients. As active participants in the private equity industry, we are able to advise our clients on the latest innovations, as well as current market practices and trends.


Our Private Equity Group has built a stellar reputation in the industry. Some of our recent honors have included:

  • Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019
    • Asia-Pacific
      • Leading Firm — Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms) and Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
    • China
      • Band 1 Firm, One Star Individual, Two Band 1 Lawyers and Two Leading Lawyers — Private Equity Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms)
  • Chambers Global 2021
    • Asia-Pacific
      • Leading Firm — Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
    • United States
      • Leading Firm and Four Top-ranked Practitioners — Private Equity: Buyouts: High-end Capability
  • Chambers USA 2020
    • Leading Firm and Three Top-ranked Practitioners — Private Equity: Buyouts (Nationwide)

The team is recognized for advising "an impressive roster of clients, including leading midmarket entities and premier megafunds." Observers say that "they really know what the clients' needs are" and "how to distill stuff down for the client who may not be a lawyer." Commentators attest that the team provides "great practice advice" and "fantastic deal execution."

  • China Business Law Journal 2016
    • International Law Firm Winner: "Private Equity and Venture Capital"
  • The Deal 2018
    • Named "Private Equity Law Firm of the Year"
  • IFLR1000 2019
    • China
      • Tier 1 Firm and Two Highly Regarded Lawyers — Private Equity — Foreign Firms
    • Hong Kong
      • Tier 1 Firm, One Market Leader and Two Highly Regarded Lawyers — Private Equity
    • United Kingdom
      • Notable Firm and One Highly Regarded Lawyer — Private Equity
    • United States
      • Tier 1 Firm, Four Highly Regarded Lawyers, Eight Notable Practitioner and One Rising Star — Private Equity
  • Law360
    • Named a "Private Equity Practice Group of the Year" (2014, 2013)
    • One practitioner named "Law360 MVP" (Private Equity) (2015)
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017
    • China
      • Tier 1 Firm and Two Leading Lawyers — Private Equity/Venture Capital: Foreign Firms
    • Hong Kong
      • Tier 1 Firm and Two Leading Lawyers — Private Equity
  • The Legal 500 US 2021
    • Leading Firm, One Leading Lawyer and Eight Recommended Lawyers — Private Equity Buyouts

"Paul, Weiss continues to be at the forefront of U.S. private equity. The practice demonstrates expertise across transaction types, industries and geographies and has an ability to deliver innovative solutions to difficult challenges."

  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" 2019
    • Tier 1 Firm — Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity (National and New York)
    • One partner listed for Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity
  • 2016
    • "Best Law Firms for Private Equity"

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