Hamel Patel

Hamel Patel

Hamel Patel
+44 (0)20 7447 4856

Hamel Patel is an associate in the Private Investment Funds practice in Goodwin’s London office.

He advises financial institutions and investment managers on the establishment, structuring and fundraising across a number of asset classes with a particular focus on private equity and hedge funds. He works for a variety of both experienced and first-time fund managers, utilising different partnership and corporate structures in a range of jurisdictions. He also acts on behalf of prominent European investors for their investments into a range of mega-funds.

He trained at Eversheds Sutherland and qualified in March 2018, before joining Goodwin in March 2019.  


Mr. Patel’s representative experience includes advising:

  • Amadeus Capital Partners on the successful raising of a series of secondary fund programmes,  totalling approximately $127 million.
  • Bregal Unternehmerkapital on the structuring and fundraising of their latest fund, Bregal Unternehmerkapital III, which closed at its hard cap of €1.875 billion.
  • Antin Infrastructure Partners on Project Kapany, which was a GP-led secondar, in which Antin sold a minority strip of four of the assets (three of which comprise fibre networks businesses) from its existing Fund III to Antin Infrastructure Partners III-B SCSp -  raising over a billion euros of further commitments from a consortium that includes lead secondary investors Pantheon and Ardian.
  • Macquarie Green Investment Group on the structuring and fundraising of its latest fund, Macquarie GIG Renewable Energy Fund 2 (“MGREF2”), which raised €1.635 billion.
  • Cubera Private Equity on the structuring and fundraising of Cubera IX, the largest ever Nordic secondaries fund hitting its hard cap of €524 million.
  • Cubera Private Equity on the structuring and fundraising of Cubera PE III, a fund of funds.
  • Advent International on the fundraising of its $17.5 billion GPE IX Fund.
  • a large European asset manager on the launch of its hedge fund of funds.
  • wealth management firms in respect of investments in a range of mega-funds including major PE, debt and impact investing platforms.
  • Kimura Capital on its launch of: GAM Kimura Commodity Trade Finance Fund, GAM Kimura Structured Trade Finance Fund, Kimura Alternative Lending Income Fund Limited, and Kimura Systematic Consumer Loans Fund.*
  • Qbera Capital on its launch of Qbera Capital Trade Finance Fund.*
  • large asset managers on launches, changes, and terminations of retail funds, including overseeing the FCA process and relevant notifications under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).*

Mr. Patel undertook a 6 month secondment to Lloyds Banking Group conducting the review and negotiation of insurance fund agreements with various asset managers.*

Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Areas of Practice



Legal Practice Course2014

University of Law

Graduate Diploma in Law2013

University of Law

BAModern Languages (French and Spanish)2012

University College London




  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales