Press Release
May 15, 2024

Goodwin Grows Luxembourg Investment Funds Bench With Partner Virginie Leroy

Global law firm Goodwin announced today that Virginie Leroy will join the firm’s Private Investment Funds practice as partner in the Luxembourg office.

“Virginie’s deep multi-jurisdiction experience of the fund lifecycle, particularly in the real estate sector, makes her a perfect fit to partner with our international fund clients,” said Alexandrine Armstrong-Cerfontaine, head of Goodwin’s Luxembourg practice. “Our renowned global funds practice is seeing increasing demand for its services from our clients across the private equity, venture capital, tech, infrastructure, credit and real estate sectors and I expect Virginie’s expertise to complement this practice in Luxembourg, a primary location for structuring funds and transactions. We are delighted that Virginie is joining the firm.”

Virginie has over 20 years of experience advising domestic and international clients in various investment management matters, in particular regulatory and corporate governance aspects, throughout the entire fund life cycle, including initial structuring, creation, distribution and management of regulated investments funds such as Specialized Investment Funds, investment companies in risk capital, non-regulated investment vehicles and special limited partnerships. She also advises clients in implementing various investment strategies including in particular in real estate and credit funds.

Virginie joins at an exciting time for Goodwin’s Luxembourg office following the recent hires of Julien Schraub and Céline Moille as counsel in the Tax and Financial Services practices, respectively, the promotion of Philip Spilberg to counsel in the Private Investment Funds practice, and the firm’s relocation to a new Luxembourg office space this Spring, doubling its existing space. The continued growth of the Luxembourg practice, spread across Luxembourg and London, demonstrates Goodwin’s ongoing investment in the Private Investment Fund practice globally, with Chambers Global noting that the firm’s “Luxembourg team is strong and growing in strength and depth”.

With more than 200 dedicated lawyers and over fifty years of experience as innovators in fund structuring, Goodwin’s global Private Investment Funds team represents more than 1,000 investment managers around the world. The firm advises clients with funds ranging from less than $10 million to over $25 billion, with a particular focus in the private equity, real estate, technology, and life sciences sectors. The firm was recently named the Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law Firm of the Year by US News — Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2023.

Goodwin’s highly acclaimed Real Estate practice is unique in the industry with its vertically-integrated full life cycle approach.  Its more than 200 real estate lawyers across the United States, Europe and Asia represent clients in all forms of private and public capital raising – from closed-end funds, open-end funds, separate accounts, public REITs and non-traded vehicles – and in transactions and capital deployment, including equity, debt, real estate M&A and financings.