Greg Barclay is a partner in Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds group specialising in complex cross-border fund formation and other capital structuring transactions. Mr. Barclay is chair of the Singapore office and serves on the firm’s Partnership Committee.
Mr. Barclay has been practicing for more than 20 years and for most of this time has been focused on the structuring and establishment of international private investment funds, including private equity, venture capital, credit, infrastructure, real estate and hybrid funds, and related carried interest and management-focused corporate arrangements. In addition, he advises on various investor relations and ongoing fund operation matters and represents institutional investors investing in private funds.
Mr. Barclay also advises on other investment-related matters across the alternative asset classes, including joint ventures, co-investments, segregated accounts, investment management mandates and complex secondaries/restructuring transactions.
Mr. Barclay is also a member of various of the firm’s innovative practice groups, including the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) & Impact practice, PropTech Initiative and Secondaries Incubator.
Mr. Barclay has been named a leading lawyer for Investment Funds (Singapore) by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023 and has been listed in IFLR1000 2023 as a rising star partner for investment funds. He has been described by interviewees as “calm, practical, approachable and helpful. No question is too much or too little, and he is only ever a phone call away”, noting that “his experience in the market is apparent in his advice, which is always bespoke and appropriate” and that he has “special insights for supporting an international product with global investor base.”
Mr. Barclay has recently advised on fund formation matters for clients including A91 Partners, AEW Capital Management, Alpine Capital, Caldera Pacific, Catalys Pacific, Convergent Finance, Delos Capital, Equis, 500 Global, Global Hospitality Investment Group, Hillhouse Capital, Korea Investment Corporation, Kreos Capital, LGT Partners, LionRock Capital, Qumra Capital, M7 Real Estate, Partners Group, Tybourne Capital and Vy Capital. Some of his other clients have included Alpha Associates, Ares Management, Bancroft Private Equity, Gallatin Point Capital, BentallGreenOak, NREP, Spice Private Equity, Thor Equities and Viola Group.
Mr. Barclay is a member of the Law Society of Hong Kong, the Law Society of England and Wales and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of ANREV’s Events Committee.
Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Barclay was a senior associate in the investment funds group in the London office of Ashurst and in the Munich office of SJ Berwin. Mr. Barclay originally trained and practiced in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais.
University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
University of Toronto
Bachelor of Arts & Science1999
- Solicitor in Hong Kong
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
- Ontario, Canada (Not currently practicing)
Recognition & Awards
Mr. Barclay is ranked for excellence by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023 and Chambers Global 2022 as well as IFLR1000 2023.