Goodwin has appointed a private funds partner as its next London co-chair, as long standing incumbent Paul Lyons steps down. Private Equity partner Ajay Pathak takes the reins alongside current co-chair, Private Equity partner Gemma Roberts who took on the role last year. Pathak joined Goodwin as a partner in the private equity group in 2017. Commenting on his appointment, Pathak told Law.com: "When I first joined the firm, every person I spoke to emphasized the importance of the collaborative, dynamic and diverse culture at Goodwin, and that remains true. I see my role as continuing to foster this experience."