Sam Newsome

Sam Newsome

Sam Newsome
+44 (0)20 7447 4817

Sam Newsome is an associate in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of its Private Investment Funds and Real Estate Industry groups, having joined the firm in December 2019. Mr. Newsome’s practice includes advising private equity houses and investment managers on the establishment and operation of funds and joint ventures in the real estate, infrastructure and private equity sectors, as well as downstream work for similar structures. He has also advised a number of institutional investors on investments into these structures.


Recent transactions include advising:

  • A global investment manager on the €500 million+ first close of its new value add European real estate fund
  • Tokoro Capital on the establishment of its real estate investment management platform, as well as the closing of its first fund
  • A pan-European logistics manager on the formation of its first fund raising €300 million+ for its core plus strategy, including first-closer co-invest and warehousing arrangements
  • A prominent pension fund real estate investor on the restructuring and consolidation of its portfolio of funds and JV interests
  • A UK bank on the Brexit-driven restructuring of its €450 million US real estate debt fund from an Irish corporate vehicle into an English EUUT
  • A prominent student accommodation provider in relation to the establishment of its new fund and management platform, as well as the restructuring of its pan-European portfolio

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Newsome carried out his training contract at Nabarro and, following the merger of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, worked for two years as an associate in the firm’s Funds and Indirect Real Assets team.



Legal Practice Course2015


Graduate Diploma in Law2014


MChem (Hons)Chemistry2012

University of York



  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales