Press Release
March 6, 2018

Goodwin Strengthens Asia Practice, Relocates Partner Greg Barclay To Hong Kong

Global 50 law firm Goodwin announced today that partner Greg Barclay has relocated to its Hong Kong office to join the firm’s Asia Practice. Barclay is a member of Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds Group and specialises in complex cross-border fund formation matters.

“We are delighted that Greg has joined us in Hong Kong,” said Yash Rana, Chair of Goodwin’s Hong Kong office and leader of the firm’s Asia Practice. “He brings a broad skill set in the funds space, with extensive experience across varied asset classes and geographies. His move to Hong Kong is another step in the development of our pan-Asian capabilities, and we look forward to his continued contributions to the firm and our clients.”

With 15 years’ experience as a practicing lawyer in Toronto, Munich and London, Barclay advises on the structuring and establishment of international private investment funds, including private equity, venture capital, mezzanine/debt, infrastructure, hedge and real estate funds, and related carried interest and management-focused corporate arrangements. His work also includes counseling on various investor relations and ongoing fund operation matters, representing institutional investors investing in private funds, and advising on other investment-related matters across the alternative asset classes. Among his clients are leading global investment management and advisory firms, including Ares Management, GreenOak, Kreos Capital and Viola Group.

Barclay earned his undergraduate degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and his M.A. and J.D. degrees from University of Toronto. He has been a member of Goodwin’s London office since joining the firm in February 2012. In October 2014, Barclay became a Goodwin partner. He is also a member of the firm’s Impact & Responsible Investing Practice and serves on Goodwin’s Inclusion Advisory Committee.

Admitted to practice in California, as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, and as a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong, Barclay can be reached at +852 3658 5339 and

Barclay’s colleagues include Douglas Freeman and Victor Chen, leading private equity partners who joined Goodwin’s Hong Kong office in October.

With a team of multilingual lawyers qualified in the PRC, Hong Kong, India, England and the United States, Goodwin’s Hong Kong office offers skilled cross-border legal advice within a broad range of sectors and practice areas. Its comprehensive corporate practice is focused on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, fund formation, joint ventures and strategic transactions. Goodwin has been recognized as a leading law firm in India by the India Business Journal every year since 2008. It has been ranked for outstanding corporate/M&A by Chambers Global and investment funds work for international firms in China by Chambers Asia Pacific