Greg Barclay is a partner in Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds group specialising in real estate and venture capital fund matters. He is also a member of the firm's Impact and Responsible Investing practice. Mr. Barclay serves on Goodwin’s Inclusion Advisory Committee, Attorney Engagement Committee and the Steering Committee of the GLBT Initiative, and co-chairs the latter’s Recruiting and Communications Sub-Committee.

Mr. Barclay has more than 10 years of experience advising on the structuring and establishment of European and international private investment funds, including private equity, venture capital, mezzanine/debt, infrastructure and real estate funds, and related carried interest and management-focused corporate arrangements. In addition, he advises on various investor relations and ongoing fund operation matters and represents institutional investors investing in private funds.

Mr. Barclay also advises on other investment-related matters in respect of real estate and other asset classes, including joint ventures, segregated accounts, investment management appointments and secondaries transactions, as well as on the establishment of pension funding partnerships.




Recent transactions include advising:

  • Alpha Associates on the formation of various private equity fund of funds and secondary funds
  • Bancroft Private Equity on the formation of a private equity fund investing in Central and Eastern Europe
  • A global RE fund manager on the formation of a €600 million+ value add real estate fund investing in Asia and Australia
  • GreenOak on the formation of GreenOak UK Secured Lending (I), a fund making loans secured against UK real estate assets
  • GreenOak on the formation of GreenOak Spain (Europe I), a €250 million value add real estate fund
  • Kreos Capital on the formation of Kreos V, a €400 million fund providing debt to high-growth companies in Europe and Israel
  • M7 Real Estate on the formation of M7 European Real Estate Investment Partners (EREIP) III and IV, value add funds investing across Northern Europe
  • NREP, a pan-Nordic real estate investment manager on the establishment of NREP Logistics Property Fund, a €1.1 billion long term capital Nordic logistics real estate fund, seeded with an initial portfolio of 49 logistics properties
  • PGIM Real Estate on the formation of a joint venture with the Third Swedish National Pension Fund (AP3) to buy retail properties across Germany
  • Qumra Capital on the formation of a growth venture fund to make investments in the expansion stages of Israeli tech companies
Professional Activities

Mr. Barclay is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and the American Bar Association. He is also a trustee of both Find Your Feet and Health Poverty Action, partner charities seeking to improve the lives of some of the poorest people in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Barclay was a senior associate in the investment funds group in the London office of Ashurst and in the Munich office of SJ Berwin. Mr. Barclay originally trained and practiced in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais.

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J.D., 2003
University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
M.A., 2003
University of Toronto
B.Arts&Sc., 1999
McMaster University



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