Awards and Rankings September 30, 2021

The Legal 500 UK 2022 Recognizes 16 Practices and 33 Lawyers Across London and Cambridge

The Legal 500 UK has recognized a record number of Goodwin lawyers and practices across the firm’s London and Cambridge offices. The 2022 edition of the annual guide has highly ranked Goodwin in 16 practices and awarded the firm 33 lawyer rankings, including 7 Hall of Famers, 13 Leading Individuals, 6 Next Generation Partners and 7 Rising Stars.

The results demonstrate Goodwin’s standing as one of the fastest growing international firms in the UK. The breadth and depth of the firm’s offerings are reflected by the commentary of its clients, who referred to Goodwin as a “go-to team for the most complex transactions,” and praised the firm’s ability to “act as a single team with the client’s interests central to all actions.”

The Legal 500 UK ranked Goodwin in the following practice areas:

London

Corporate and Commercial

  • Corporate Tax
  • M&A: Lower Mid-Market Deals (£50m - £500m)
  • Private Equity: Transactions – Mid-Market Deals (Up to £250m)
  • Private Equity: Transactions – High-Value Deals (£250m+)
  • Venture Capital

Finance

  • Acquisition Finance
  • Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency

Industry Focus

  • Life Sciences and Healthcare

Investment Fund Formation and Management

  • Private Funds
  • Real Estate Funds

Real Estate

  • Commercial Property: Hotels and Leisure
  • Commercial Property: Investment
  • Property Finance

East Anglia

Corporate and Commercial

  • Corporate and Commercial: Cambridge

TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms)

  • Biotechnology
  • Intellectual Property

Goodwin lawyers ranked by The Legal 500 UK include:

  • Malcolm Bates – (Hall of Fame) Life Sciences and Healthcare / (Leading Individual) Biotechnology / (Hall of Fame) IT and Telecoms / (Hall of Fame) Intellectual Property
  • Justin Cornelius (Leading Individual) – Real Estate Funds
  • Shawn D’Aguiar (Next Generation Partner) – Private Funds
  • Dulcie Daly (Next Generation Partner) – Corporate Tax
  • David Evans (Leading Individual) – Real Estate Funds / (Leading Individual) Commercial Property: Investment
  • Michael Halford – (Hall of Fame) Private Funds
  • Oliver Glynn-Jones (Leading Individual) – Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail
  • Samantha Lake Coghlan (Leading Individual) – Real Estate Funds
  • Richard Lever – (Leading Individual) Private Equity: Transactions – Mid-Market Deals (Up to £250m)
  • Paul Lyons – (Leading Individual) Property Finance
  • David Mardle – (Leading Individual) Venture Capital / (Hall of Fame) Corporate and Commercial: Cambridge
  • Sophie McGrath – (Leading Individual) Venture Capital
  • Bhargavi Mudakavi (Rising Star) – Real Estate Funds
  • Ajay Pathak (Next Generation Partner) – Private Funds
  • Georgia Powell (Rising Star) – Intellectual Property
  • Ali Ramadan (Next Generation Partner) – Venture Capital
  • Elizabeth Rhodes (Rising Star) – Corporate and Commercial: Cambridge
  • Gemma Roberts – (Next Generation Partner) Private Equity: Transactions – Mid-Market Deals (Up to £250m) / (Next Generation Partner) Private Equity: Transactions – High-Value Deals (£250m+)
  • Talitha Shkopiak (Rising Star) – Biotechnology
  • James Spence – (Leading Individual) Commercial Property: Investment
  • Adam Thatcher (Rising Star) – Venture Capital / (Rising Star) Corporate and Commercial: Cambridge
  • Simon Thomas – (Leading Individual) Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Tim Worden – (Leading Individual) Biotechnology / (Hall of Fame) IT and Telecoms / (Hall of Fame) Intellectual Property
  • Ben Yeoh – (Rising Star) Private Funds

For more detail on Goodwin’s rankings in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 UK, click here.