Our associate coach and editor Husnara Begum has recorded a rare video interview with private equity lawyer Michael Francies who is the London managing partner of Weil Gotshal & Manges’ London office. In a candid and open discussion, Michael talks about his lengthy and hugely successful legal career during which he steered his firm’s City arm through the 2008 financial crisis and is now doing the same whilst we all continue to grapple with the Covid19 pandemic. Michael also explains how private equity deals work and insists that describing funds as vultures is nonsensical.