US giant Goodwin has continued its bullish growth strategy into 2022, following its dramatic expansion in 2021 that saw nine lateral hires in London alone. This week, the firm bolstered its financial regulatory expertise with the addition of Private Investment Funds partner Andrew Henderson in London and Private Equity partner Daniel Dusek in Hong Kong. "As the practice has got bigger, so has the demand for regulatory," according to Michael Halford, co-chair of Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds practice. "We are finding that we are acting for larger and more institutional clients, and they tend to have a greater need for regulatory advice, but there are also increased demands across the funds area more generally. ESG, for example, is a big area of regulation; bringing private individuals into funds is another growing area that is highly regulated, and, partly due to Brexit, fundraising involves a lot more upfront regulatory advice too." Read the Legal Business article here.
In The Press June 29, 2022