Former Linklaters and Allen & Overy heavyweight partner Neil Weiand has died of a serious illness, just months after retiring from Linklaters.
He was 60 when he died on July 26, according to Linklaters, and had retired from the partnership in January 2022.
A highly experienced banking, corporate and capital markets lawyer, Weiand had joined the financial firm of Linklaters as a partner in 2017 from A&O.
He joined A&O in 1998 and became a partner in 2000. He then served as senior partner in Germany for two terms.
Kurt Dittrich, Senior Partner at Linklaters Germany, said in a statement: “With Neil George Weiand, not only a more than esteemed colleague and a highly respected expert in his field, but also an extraordinary, open and charismatic person has passed away much too early. We will always remember him as a human and professional role model. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family at this difficult time. » Wolf Bussian, managing partner of A&O, added in the German publication Frankfurter Allgemein Zeitung: “As a lawyer and partner, Neil Weiand has, in just under two decades, left a lasting influence on the strategy and success of our firm. In addition to his professional activities, in particular acquisition financing, he contributed significantly to the growth of A&O to become a leading business law firm in Germany in the 2000s.
“Neil Weiand was a much-loved partner, but for many of us even more – a good friend and a visionary role model.”