Goodwin, the global law firm serving innovators and investors, announced today the opening of a Munich office following the firm’s extensive private equity growth in Europe, and its position as the number one law firm for global M&A in 2021 and first quarter of 2022. Expanding the firm’s footprint in Germany will complement Goodwin’s established Frankfurt presence.
Launching in Munich allows the firm to be closer to its European client base as the firm bolsters its global platform to help clients find solutions in raising, deploying and lending capital. Goodwin now has more than 150 private equity lawyers in Europe across its Frankfurt, London, Luxembourg, Munich and Paris offices.
“In Germany, Munich is the most dynamic market for both private equity and technology, two extremely active sectors for our clients,” said Dr. Stephan Kock, chair of Goodwin's Frankfurt office. “Continuing to invest in and further build out our capabilities in the region has always been a top priority for us. Having a foothold in both Frankfurt and Munich, with bench strength in banking, real estate, private equity, financial services, M&A and tax, will enhance our position as one of the predominant pan-European legal teams.”
“The private equity ecosystem in Germany is vibrant and a key driver of investment activity,” said Dr. Jan Schinköth, chair of Goodwin’s Munich office. “Entering Munich will enable us to continue to provide top-tier counsel on transactions both domestically and cross-border, and advise private equity and strategic investors on complex leveraged buy-outs, refinancings and growth equity deals.”
Since launching in 2016, Goodwin’s German platform has grown to more than 40 lawyers serving a broad array of European investors, lenders, and innovators across the private equity, technology, financial services and real estate industries. Over the past year, the firm added partners Dr. Anke Johann (Real Estate Finance), Florian Hirschmann and Dr. Jan Schinköth (Private Equity), Dr. Oded Schein (Tax), Dr. Markus Käpplinger (Corporate Real Estate) and Dr. Joachim Kayser and Sebastian Bruchwitz (Private Investment Funds).
Located on Max-Joseph-Straße 2, the Munich office is situated at the center of the city’s business district and adjacent to the Old Town. Munich is Goodwin’s 14th office globally.
Refinitiv’s latest league tables ranked Goodwin the number one firm for global private equity and venture capital rounds by value, and global M&A by deal count in calendar year 2021.