Press Release
1 March 2023

Goodwin Adds Private Investment Funds Partner Matthew Nortcliff in Singapore

Global law firm Goodwin today announced that Matthew Nortcliff has joined the firm’s Private Investment Funds practice as a partner, resident in the firm’s Singapore office, which opened in October 2022.

“Matt is an impactful addition to our global funds platform as well as our Asia offering,” said Greg Barclay, chair of Goodwin’s Singapore office and a partner in the firm’s Private Investment Funds practice. “His practice fits squarely within our core strategy of advising clients raising, deploying and lending capital in the region and around the world. The depth of his experience in this market will provide invaluable support to our clients.”

Nortcliff, based in Singapore since 2010, represents clients with a particular focus on the real assets, private equity, venture capital, and technology sectors. He advises managers on the establishment and operation (including regulatory matters) of a wide range of funds, structured investments, and joint ventures. He also advises investors on their fund investments, and corporate and real asset transactions, across Asia and globally. Prior to joining Goodwin, Nortcliff led an international law firm’s funds and indirect real assets practice in Asia.

Goodwin’s Asia funds team, which in addition to Nortcliff and Barclay includes partner Elyn Xing and counsels Dominic Wong and Manish Ranjan, works seamlessly with the firm’s Hong Kong and Singapore teams focused on private equity, technology, real estate and M&A. The team is part of an integrated cross-border practice with more than 200 dedicated lawyers representing more than 1,000 investment managers around the world. The firm advises clients who raise funds ranging from less than $10 million to over $25 billion, with a particular focus on private equity, real estate, venture capital, infrastructure, fund-of-funds, credit/debt, impact and responsible investing, emerging market, hedge, and listed funds.

Goodwin was recently named Practice Group of the Year for Fund Formation by Law360, and is consistently ranked as a top law firm for investment funds by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Chambers Asia Pacific, IJGlobal, SuperReturn Awards, and U.S. News.