Arnie Fridhandler returns to Weil as a private equity partner in New York

NEW YORK, JANUARY 17, 2023: The international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Arnold (Arnie) Fridhandler has rejoined the firm as a partner in its global private equity practice based in its New York office.

“Arnie is a fantastic addition to our leading global private equity practice,” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “We know him well and we know our customers will greatly value the unique experience and skills he brings to Weil. He will seamlessly complement our practice, especially given his strong background in processing transactions.”

“Arnie has extensive experience directing global acquisitions, joint ventures and other complex transactions for some of the world’s most respected private and public investors,” said Michael Aiello, chairman of Weil’s global corporate practice. “He brings extensive experience on the client side as well as an extensive legal background. His return to our private equity deals team – as a former colleague and client – ​​reflects the quality of Weil’s attorneys and strong corporate culture.”

Arnie was an Associate at Weil before joining GIC Private Limited’s New York office in 2020, where he served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. During his time at GIC, Arnie focused on private equity investments and real estate acquisitions, from sponsor-backed ventures to GIC-controlled investments and take-private.

“Weil’s private equity team is an elite group of market leaders dedicated to delivering exceptional results for demanding global clients,” said Arnie. “It’s really exciting to be working again with some of my former colleagues and mentors and helping to achieve positive outcomes for our clients on complex transactions of all kinds.”

About Weil’s private equity practice

Weil’s global private equity practice was established over 25 years ago and is unique among its peers in that it focuses exclusively on private equity transactions. Weil represents a majority of the largest private equity funds and is regularly recognized as one of the best firms in this field, both nationally and internationally.

About because

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP was founded in 1931 and has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 90 years. With approximately 1,100 attorneys in offices on three continents, Weil was a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that enabled the firm to work with clients wherever they did business. The firm’s four departments, Corporate, Litigation, Restructuring and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields.

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