The IJInvestor Awards have named Goodwin the Best Legal Advisor for Fundraising Advisory in 2020. This annual award is presented to a firm with a global reach and an unparalleled ability to advise clients involved in the deployment of capital by institutional investors into energy and infrastructure assets.
Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds team is one of the largest in the world, comprising over 130 lawyers across the US, Europe and Asia. The practice embodies the firm’s unique capital-meets-innovation platform, with funds lawyers working in tandem with specialist corporate, tax, regulatory, ERISA, and finance colleagues to deliver a fully integrated, cross-border service. This unmatched capacity and cross-practice approach has allowed Goodwin to help clients overcome the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and achieve record-setting fundraisings that dramatically exceed initial projections.
Goodwin took a major step toward providing an even greater level of client support with the opening of its Luxembourg office in 2019, which seamlessly collaborates with the firm’s established London-based Luxembourg desk. These Luxembourg offerings provide deep experience in structuring and setting up Luxembourg-domiciled alternative investment funds as well as a single solution for global clients raising and deploying capital in Europe.
Goodwin’s funds team is continually recognized as a leader in the field, having recently been named Law360 Practice Group of the Year, the SuperReturn Awards Legal Advisor of the Year for Fund Structuring and The Legal 500 UK Investment Fund Formation and Management Firm of the Year.
Michael Halford, partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity group and Head of its Private Investment Funds practice for Europe and Asia, said: “This award recognises our leading position as the “go to” law firm for infrastructure funds which is a core part of our private investment funds business and an area we continue to see increasing activity in despite the challenging economic environment. Over the past 12 months our practice across the UK, France, Luxembourg, the US and Asia has worked on some of the most prominent fundraises for infrastructure and energy sponsors. This prestigious award is great acknowledgement of the hard work carried out by our global team, its collaboration with our expanding infra client base and reinforces Goodwin’s position as market leaders in the infrastructure fund formation space.”
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