Charlotte Haywood

Charlotte Haywood

Charlotte Haywood
+44 (0)20 7447 4824

Charlotte Haywood is a partner in Goodwin’s Tax practice and a member of the Private Investment Funds group. Ms. Haywood’s practice focuses on the domestic and international tax aspects of structuring private investment funds across a range of asset classes, including private equity, credit, infrastructure, real estate, fund of funds and multi-asset.

Ms. Haywood advises clients on fund formation, as well as various related transactions such as secondaries and GP-led restructurings. Ms. Haywood also represents a wide range of investors, including financial institutions, sovereigns and wealth management groups, in negotiating and structuring their investments into fund products.

In addition, Ms. Haywood counsels multijurisdictional fund management teams on executive incentivization arrangements and in particular has extensive experience advising on a range of personal UK tax matters.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2017, Ms. Haywood was an associate at King & Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin).


Ms. Haywood’s representation of fund clients spans different asset classes, geographies and fund sizes. Her recent representations include:

  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets on raising more than €1.6 billion for investment in renewable energy with the final close of Macquarie Green Investment Group Renewable Energy Fund 2.
  • Abingworth on the formation of its latest transatlantic venture life sciences fund, Abingworth Bioventures 8, which closed at $465 million.
  • Novastar Ventures on the structuring and fundraising of Novastar Ventures Africa Fund II, raising $108 million.

Professional Activities

Ms. Haywood is a member of The Association of Taxation Technicians, and is also a STEP Affiliate (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).




University of Nottingham



  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


Recent Publications:

  • “Legally Speaking: It’s a Competitive World When It Comes to Carry,” Private Fund Management, June 2017
  • “FATCA: Private equity funds and the UK/US IGA,” practical law for companies, September 2016