Awards and Rankings
January 19, 2023

Goodwin Named a Law360 Practice Group of the Year for Fund Formation

Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds practice was honored as a 2022 Law360 Practice Group of the Year for its work in Fund Formation.

Goodwin’s Private Funds practice is one of the largest in the world, routinely collaborating with the firm’s specialist Tax, Regulatory, and ERISA teams to focus on the creation, fundraising, and ongoing representation of a broad range of private funds and related investment products across multiple industries and geographies. This versatility and experience allows Goodwin to cover the full range of private investment funds, including private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds, debt funds, impact and responsible investing funds, emerging market funds, hedge funds, and listed funds. 

Over the past year, the Goodwin team has advised on the formation of several notable funds. This work includes advising Advent International on the fundraising for its flagship fund, Advent International GPE X, which reached its hard cap of $25 billion in less than six months in the market, and Intermediate Capital Group on the structuring and fundraising of its eighth European Corporate fund, which held a final close with a total fund size of €8.1 billion. 

In November, Goodwin was named the 2023 US News – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law Firm of the Year. The firm has previously been recognized as a Practice Group of the Year by Law360, was selected as the SuperReturn Awards Legal Advisor of the Year for Fund Structuring, and is also highly ranked by Chambers USA, Chambers UK, The Legal 500 United States and The Legal 500 United Kingdom.

Law360’s Practice Group of the Year award honors law firms that make an impact through landmark litigation wins, market-making deals and general excellence. The publication selects the winners from nearly 900 submissions across 39 practice areas.