Awards and Rankings
May 9, 2023

Private Equity News Names Gemma Roberts to Twenty Most Influential Private Equity Lawyers List for 2023


Goodwin London co-chair and Private Equity partner Gemma Roberts has been recognized as a Top Twenty Most Influential Private Equity Lawyer for 2023 by Private Equity News. 

The inaugural list celebrates the leading legal minds working on fundraising, structuring, and deals within the buyout industry in Europe. Recognized lawyers represent international firms that have focused on growing their private equity practices in Europe over recent years, reflecting growth in the buyout industry despite challenges presented by the pandemic. 

Roberts specializes in representing private equity sponsors and private companies in leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, and joint ventures. She has extensive experience with cross-border transactions, complex carve-outs, and representing senior executives in corporate transactions as well as undertaking corporate and commercial advisory work for a broad range of corporate clients and private equity portfolio companies. 

An advocate for the advancement of women at the firm and in the legal profession, Roberts is a member of the London Council of Women@Goodwin, and she founded and leads The Female Formula, a professional network bringing together women in the private equity and venture capital space in the UK. Roberts has previously been named to The Lawyer’s Hot 100 for 2023, the UK Lawyer of the Year by The Deal, and a Private Equity Rising Star by Legal Week and Law360.