Goodwin was named 2018 Onshore Law Firm of the Year for Fund Formation by The Drawdown at its inaugural Private Equity European Services Awards ceremony on June 12. Private Investment Funds partner Ajay Pathak accepted the award on the firm’s behalf. The firm was judged on its ability to demonstrate a consistently high standard in providing legal services to private equity funds, in addition to a mixture of product innovation and new thinking that has been well received by the industry.
As part of one of the largest global funds teams in the market, the firm’s Private Investment Funds lawyers in London focus on the creation, fundraising and ongoing representation of a broad range of funds across multiple industries. The team represents leading institutions in private equity and venture capital funds, hedge funds, mezzanine debt funds, real estate and infrastructure funds, and international funds.
The Drawdown’s Private Equity Services Awards aim to recognize and reward private equity service providers, which have demonstrated exceptional client service, innovative product development and strong and sustainable business growth over the past 12 months. A panel of leading private equity COOs, CFOs, CCOs, GCs and CTOs chose the winners for 23 award categories.