Press Release
May 14, 2012

Goodwin Accelerates London Growth with Hire of Leading Real Estate Partner Joe Conder


LONDON, May 14, 2012 – Goodwin Procter today announced that Joe Conder will join the firm as a partner in its London office.  Conder comes to Goodwin from Linklaters, where he headed Linklaters’ UK investment team and served as Co-Global Head of its Real Estate Sector Group.

As a member of the firm’s Real Estate Capital Markets Practice, Conder will focus on commercial real estate transactions, including sales, purchases, development funding and leasing in Europe.  He will join Goodwin following completion of his notice period.

“We are delighted that Joe has chosen to join Goodwin’s growing London office,” said Regina M. Pisa, Chairman of Goodwin Procter.  “His industry leadership experience will be invaluable as we continue to build our industry focused team of specialist lawyers in the real estate and hospitality and leisure sectors.  Joe is exactly the type of top-calibre lawyer that our ongoing London recruiting program is focused on.”

“Joe’s presence, added to our existing London corporate, hospitality and funds capabilities, will enable us to leverage Goodwin’s broad range of real estate and hospitality relationships in North America and better serve our growing EMEA client base,” added David Evans, London Office Chair.  “His addition is an important step in the growth of our organisation, as we continue to build our wider real estate, fund formation and private equity expertise here in London.”

Conder’s practice covers all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including sales and purchases of high-value investment properties (by direct asset acquisition or fund/joint venture), real estate development “forward” funding, real estate leasing, and real estate outsourcing transactions.  He has served as real estate relationship partner for international investors, including German, Middle Eastern and Asian funds.

Evans, who joined Goodwin late last year, is leading efforts to expand firm hiring in London, to support new and existing EMEA clients in the real estate, hospitality and leisure, fund formation and private equity sectors.