Press Release
10 June 2024

Private Investment Funds Growth at Goodwin Fuels Move to New, Expanded Luxembourg Premises

Global law firm Goodwin announced today that its Luxembourg office has relocated to the recently renovated Royal Park building to cater for its continued growth amid ongoing client demand. 

Royal Park is one of Luxembourg’s landmark addresses, housing high-end retail, leading financial institutions and law firms as well as numerous private equity houses, including many of Goodwin’s existing clients across private equity, real estate, financial services, life sciences and technology.

“This is an exciting next chapter for Goodwin in Luxembourg,” said Alexandrine Armstrong-Cerfontaine, head of Goodwin’s Luxembourg practice. “The beautiful new office has sustainability at its core and is designed to foster collaboration and inclusion, which are at the heart of Goodwin’s culture. Luxembourg’s continued position as one of the key global hubs for private investment fund formation, and our market standing as one of the leading advisors in that space, has fueled our expansion and the need for a larger, more collaborative space from which to serve our clients.”

Doubling the size of Goodwin’s previous office, the firm will occupy the third floor of Royal Park with over 12,000 square feet. The office provides a modern working environment and workspaces to enable formal and informal collaboration, with space for mothers and wellness, social meetings, client hospitality and conferencing, as well as underground facilities including parking, bike storage and showers. 

The office relocation has been driven by the continued growth of Goodwin’s Luxembourg team, including the recent hires of private investment funds partner Virginie Leroy, counsel Julien Schraub and Céline Moille in the Tax and Financial Services practices, respectively, and the promotion of Philip Spilberg to counsel in the Private Investment Funds practice. Lawyers in the Luxembourg office cover the entire spectrum of international funds, corporate, finance and tax expertise for fund formation and structuring, domestic and cross border transactions and financings, with Chambers Global noting that the firm’s “Luxembourg team is strong and growing in strength and depth”.

Goodwin’s Luxembourg practice is a key part of Goodwin’s global Private Investment Funds offering, which has more than 200 dedicated lawyers, over fifty years of experience as innovators in fund structuring, and 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 and Chambers Global 2024 notes that Goodwin’s investment funds practice has a “deep understanding of investment trends as well as global legal requirements. The service is impeccable and their response time is within hours.”

The Luxembourg move follows the firm’s recent relocation of its London office and 350 lawyers and professional staff to new premises on iconic Paternoster Square due to its continued growth. Goodwin’s global footprint has expanded across three continents over the past two years with the opening of new offices in Munich (April 2022), Singapore (October 2022), and Philadelphia (January 2023)