Michael Halford is a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity group and Head of its Private Investment Funds practice for Europe and Asia. His practice focuses on private equity funds, infrastructure funds and real estate funds for institutional and private investors. He covers a wide range of funds, incentive schemes and co-investment arrangements. Among the investment houses he has previously worked for are PAI Partners, Triton, 3i, Macquarie, First State, UBS, Pantheon, Capital Dynamics, BNP Paribas, Electra and Patron.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2017, Mr. Halford was the Head of International Funds, London for King & Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin).





Recent transactions include advising on:

  • PAI Partners latest 3.3 billion private equity fund, PAI Europe VI*
  • Triton Partners latest 3.5 billion private equity fund, Triton Fund IV*
  • Macquarie’s latest 4 billion European infrastructure fund, MEIF V*
  • First State’s first 2 billion European infrastructure fund, EDIF I*
  • Capital Dynamics’ $462 million Clean Energy and Infrastructure Fund*
  • Patron Capital’s latest 800 million private equity real estate fund, Patron Fund V*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.


Mr. Halford is listed in Who’s Who Legal 2017: Private Funds, ILFR1000 Guide to the Leading Financial Law Firms 2017 – Leading Lawyer, Legal 500, Chambers UK, Expert Guides and Financial News – 100 Rising Stars (2008)

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LL.M., 1995
University of Maastricht
College of Law London
M.A., 1993
University of Cambridge, Trinity College



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