Speaking Engagements

Venture Capital Funds & Deals Workshops

December 1 - 2, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM GMT


December 1 - Goodwin Fundraising Workshop: What You Need to Know - UK & U.S. Goodwin funds partners discuss key concepts in raising private investment funds, including preparing to go to market, GP internal arrangements, investor requirements, and effective marketing.

Panelists: Ajay PathakPatrick Deasy, Ravi Chopra


Hitting the ground running – the bare essentials, commercial, legal and regulatory, to be ready to go to market
Proposition, key terms, authorisations, team, pipeline, structure and more

House in order – the GP’s internal arrangements
Equity, control, carry, co-invest splits and working-capital

Knowing your investor – anticipating the gating issues and priorities of different investors
Anchor investors, family offices, foundations, pension plans, sovereigns and supranationals, U.S. investors

Investor protections – what investors expect
Key person, GP removal, exclusivity, conflicts, recycling and claw-back and more

Investment strategy  - understanding the impact of your investment strategy on the fund
Legal and regulatory consequences of certain strategies

Do’s and don’ts - navigating your way around marketing rules and other key issues
Fund marketing, tax and regulatory issues to be aware of

Ensuring success for your fundraising
Strategies for successfully raising first time funds and planning for successor funds

December 2 - U.S. and European Venture Deal Trends in the Current Environment - A global team of Goodwin partners will discuss developing trends in the current market and how they may impact the future of early stage and growth equity venture financing.

Panelists: Ali Ramadan, Andrew Pusar

For an invitation to one or both of these sessions please contact Kerry Wood at kwood@goodwinlaw.com