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Goodwin

Investment Funds & Asset Management (International & Cross-Border)

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What the team is known for

Impressive up-and-coming firm in the international arena, which has bolstered its excellent reputation in the USA by expanding its global platform, recently making investments into its presence in Europe, with significant growth and new hires in the UK as well as establishing a Luxembourg office in 2019. Primarily highlighted for its appeal to growth companies and private equity investors with international businesses, the firm's attractive combination of well-regarded experience in cross-border corporate M&A and buyout transactions is coupled with its strong industry focus and expertise related to the life sciences and new technology space.

Goodwin is frequently sought out by private equity clients on a range of mandates including fund formation, corporate M&A and high-level buyouts. Driving the majority of its international work through the firm's California and New York offices, these partner with the practice in London to assist US-based sponsors with fundraising and acquisitions in European markets. Its experience with a wide range of asset classes make it an attractive choice for clients with diversified portfolios, and it is a popular choice for cross-border venture capital work due to its expertise in the technology and life sciences sectors.

Strengths

In relation to matters involving European jurisdictions, clients highlight the firm's expertise. One says: "They are a great resource to our legal department. They are smart and make themselves available to us. They are very knowledgeable in the particular area of law we practise and in the industry that carries the mutual fund products we provide counsel to." Another, regarding the EU's MiFID II legislation, comments: "They are very strong, I would rank Goodwin high in terms of the work product."

Another client says: "We have investment funds investing in 70+ countries around the world so it's often highly international. The firm has good all-round coverage with deep specialist knowledge where needed, and is commercial and pragmatic in its advice."

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Overview

Few firms offer the breadth of practice that we bring to private fund managers and investors. We understand the issues specific to different types of funds and offer advice that comes from a wealth of experience across industries and global markets. Our lawyers work in all the key industries, including, real estate, venture capital, private equity, infrastructure, natural resources and hedge funds, raising funds worldwide that range from less than $50 million to over $17 billion. And with the breakneck pace of technology disrupting industries around the world, we have a team that is equally proficient in advising the innovators and the investors across the private equity, technology, healthcare and life sciences sectors. We partner with clients to embrace the promise and potential of innovation to make a lasting impact.

We are known for creating innovative fund structures that accomplish client goals and meet the unique tax, regulatory and other requirements.  Our private fund experts work with interdisciplinary teams to provide counsel at every stage of a fund, drawing on the collective knowledge and experience of our firm’s tax, securities, ERISA, banking and other financial services practices.

Investment Funds & Asset Management (International & Cross-Border)

Goodwin

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Location

The New York Times Building

620 Eighth Avenue

New York

New York

USA

NY 10018

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