Ali Ramadan is a partner in Goodwin’s Technology & Life Sciences group with broad corporate experience and a practice that spans the corporate life cycle. In particular, Mr. Ramadan focuses on venture capital, cross-border M&A and private equity transactions for technology businesses. His clients include start-ups, high-growth companies and investors (both institutional and corporate) operating in the technology, fintech, proptech and digital media industries.

Mr. Ramadan is also involved in Goodwin’s PropTech Initiative, which is focused on supporting the intersection of Real Estate and Technology through thoughtful collaboration across the two practice areas. He stays up to date on relevant market trends impacting the PropTech sector to effectively support clients involved in this space.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Ramadan was a partner at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

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Mr. Ramadan’s representative experience includes the following:

Venture Capital Experience:

  • Smedvig Capital on completing a $10 million Series A investment in restaurant intelligence platform Yumpingo. 

  • Skew, a cryptocurrency real-time data analytics company, on a £4 million Series A funding round led by Octopus Ventures
  • SenSat, which creates digital representations of real world locations, or “digital twins,” on its $10 million series A financing led by Tencent.*
  • Skew, a crypto analytics platform, on a $2 million seed financing led by FirstMinute Capital.*
  • Smedvig Capital on leading a $7.4 million series A investment in the adtech startup Spirable.*
  • Eight Roads Ventures on funding rounds in Moneybox, Mention Me, Fuse Universal, OTA Insight and Decibel Insight.*
  • Santander InnoVentures on its participation in the series B funding round of MarketInvoice.*
  • Smedvig Capital on funding rounds in Profile Pensions, Captify Media, the marketing technology business Infinity and the recruitment site Adzuna.*
  • QBE Insurance on its participation in the funding rounds of the artificial intelligence start-ups Cytora and Jupiter.*
  • Eastnine on its seed funding round led by Local Globe and Cherry Ventures.*
  • Beautystack on its series A funding round led by Index Ventures.*
  • Global content creator Quill Content on its series A, B and C funding rounds led by Ariadne Capital, Smedvig Capital and Panoramic Growth.*
  • Just Eat on its US$64 million series C funding round led by Vitruvian Partners and its corporate venture investment in Flypay.*
  •, the high-end online fashion retailer, on its US$86 million series E funding led by DST Global and US$66 million series D funding round led by Vitruvian Partners.*

M&A Experience:

  • Quill Content on its sale to the Webedia Group.*
  • GoCardless on its acquisition of the Directli platform.*
  • Smedvig Capital on the sale of the Picture Production Company, an international digital marketing agency, to SDI Media Group.*
  • My Home Move, the technology driven conveyancing firm, on the acquisition of Advantage Property Lawyers.*
  • bwin.Party Digital Entertainment, an online gambling company, on a US$35 million disposal of the World Poker Tour business to Ourgame International Holdings.*
  • Shareholders of Albion Brand, a PR agency, on sale of a majority stake to the U.S.-based marketing services group KBS (owned by MDC Partners).*
  • Lorillard, Inc., a U.S. tobacco company on its £60 million acquisition of Skycig, a leading UK electronic cigarette brand.*
  • Shareholders of Toptable on a US$55 million disposal to OpenTable.*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Activities

Mr. Ramadan is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.


Mr. Ramadan is regularly recognized by industry publications. Rankings and accolades include:

  • Ranked in Private Equity: Venture Capital Investments, Chambers UK 2020 (One source attests: “Ali is without doubt a trusted adviser and takes it in his stride. He knows which points to focus on, and we appreciate his pragmatic approach.”)
  • Up and Coming in Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment, Chambers UK 2018 and 2019
  • Recommended Individual: Venture Capital, Legal 500 UK 2018 and 2019
  • Recommended Individual: Fintech, Legal 500 UK 2018 and 2019
  • Recommended Individual: M&A Lower Mid-Market, Legal 500 UK 2018
  • Young Legal Innovator of the Year, Financial Times, 2016

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Diploma in Law, 2003
City University
Degree in Business Studies, 2002
Cass Business School
(First Class)



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