Creativity to win deals, cutting-edge market knowledge to maximise opportunities, lawyers who think like you do – Goodwin has all this and delivers it cost-effectively. Whether you’re a global fund or a homegrown UK investment firm, we can help you navigate through the complete lifecycle of challenges associated with realising opportunities.
Our lawyers are deeply experienced in the European premium real estate and private equity sectors. We think like investors to develop innovative deal structures and draw upon our vast jurisdictional knowledge of the European legal landscape and local networks to help you thrive in an increasingly competitive market. Goodwin’s London office provides a genuinely integrated offering across the real estate industry: from structuring real estate funds, products and vehicles, to the acquisition, financing, development and disposal of real estate assets through direct and indirect investments, as well as complex international hospitality and leisure transactions.
We are an award-winning, European practice focusing on the private funds market. With roots in Boston, we have grown into an international powerhouse that works seamlessly across geographies. Our market expertise and deep and long-standing industry relationships help manager and investor clients identify opportunities and solutions that create value. Our team of 40 dedicated funds, tax, and regulatory lawyers work with clients across key industries and structures, including private equity, venture, infrastructure + energy, emerging markets, hedge funds, secondaries, real estate and credit. We guide fund clients well past the fundraising process with our global transactional advisory services including M+A for fund managers, secondaries, single deal funds, GP strategic transactions including GP spin-outs and GP liquidity transactions.
Our private equity transactional team counsels on all areas of private equity and mergers and acquisitions, with a special emphasis on middle market private equity and growth and tech equity. We represent private equity sponsors, portfolio companies and senior management teams.
In 2017, we were recognized as one of the top 30 global firms in London by Legal Business’ Global London Survey, and — with a 132% year-over-year headcount increase — as one of the fastest-growing firms in the city’s market. The survey noted that, over the past year, “Goodwin focused on building out its private equity offering, with the arrival of a team including key KWM figures Michael Halford, Ajay Pathak and Ed Hall, as well as a team into its Paris office.”