Ed Saunders

Ed Saunders

Ed Saunders
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Ed Saunders is a partner and co-chair of Goodwin’s Fund Finance Group. He is also in the Business Law department, a member of its Private Equity group and Debt Finance legal practice area.

Ed re-joined Goodwin in 2022.


Ed has acted for managers, general partners, funds, banks, non-bank lenders, and other market participants on a range of products across the fund finance sector. His extensive experience includes advising on subscription line, umbrella and managed account financings, net asset value (“NAV”) and hybrid fund facilities across various asset classes, preferred equity arrangements and management and co-investment liquidity lines.

He has also counselled clients including private equity, real estate, debt and infrastructure funds on various financing elements of fundraisings and investor negotiation.

At his previous firm, Ed completed a secondment to the fund finance team of a leading UK bank.

Professional Activities

Prior to joining Goodwin, Ed was a senior associate in the London fund finance team of an international law firm.




BPP University Law School



University of Cambridge



  • England & Wales

Recognition & Awards

Listed as a key lawyer for Fund Finance - Legal 500 2022, with the practice listed as a ‘Firm to Watch’

Listed as a key lawyer for Fund Finance - Legal 500 2022


  • Co-Author, “A preferred approach? Assessing preferred equity as part of the financing toolkit,” Global Legal Insights Fund Finance, 2024
  • Co-Author, “Innovations in Private Fund Liquidity Solutions,” Goodwin Insights, February, 10, 2023
  • Panelist, “NAV, Hybrids and Preferred Equity: An International Perspective,” 12th Annual Global Fund Finance Symposium, 2023
  • Panelist, “Fund Finance Webinar Series – NAV Facilities Structuring and Negotiation,” Wildgen, March 31, 2022
  • Co-Author, "Fund Finance Market Review: What's Ahead in 2022," Legal Update, February 10, 2022
  • Co-Author, "2L, or Not 2L, That Is the Question": Leading the Charge of Second Lien Financings in the European and Asian Fund Finance Markets," Legal Update, June 03, 2021