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Goodwin

Asia-Pacific 2023
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Provided by Goodwin
Asia-Pacific
Chairman (worldwide): Robert Insolia
Managing Partner (worldwide): Mark Bettencourt
Hong Kong Office Chair: Yash Rana
International Offices: Boston, Cambridge, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Silicon Valley, Washington, D.C.

Firm Overview:
Goodwin partners with clients to practice law with integrity, ingenuity, agility and ambition. The firm’s 1,200-plus lawyers across the United States, Europe and Asia excel at complex transactions, high-stakes litigation and world-class advisory services in the technology, life sciences, real estate, private equity, and financial industries. This unique combination of deep experience serving both the innovators and investors in a rapidly-changing, technology-driven economy sets Goodwin apart. To learn more, visit www.goodwinlaw.com.
Main Areas of Practice:  
Hong Kong Office:
Goodwin’s Asia practice, based in Hong Kong, includes lawyers who are qualified to practice law in Hong Kong SAR, England & Wales, the US, India, the Peoples Republic of China, Taiwan and Australia, and who are able to speak a range of languages including English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi and Taiwanese.

Goodwin has a strong understanding of the Asian legal and business environment, which has developed through its experience and regular contact with the business and professional communities in Asia and elsewhere.

Goodwin’s comprehensive Asia practice is focused on capital markets, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, debt finance, private equity, private investment funds, venture capital, life sciences, real estate and TMT (Technology, Media & Telecom) sectors. With the breakneck pace of technology disrupting industries around the world, the firm partners with its clients and embraces the promise and potential of innovation to make a lasting impact.

Private Equity:
Private equity clients are sophisticated, and don’t just work with Goodwin because of the firm’s accolades or client-centric approach. Companies come to Goodwin to leverage deep industry knowledge and an expansive network for competitive advantage. Goodwin is a leader in the middle market sector, and one of the top private equity practices in the world. That’s why private equity firms have been entrusting their deals to Goodwin for decades.

Venture Capital:
The most successful venture capital investors stay ahead of the curve. They make smart investments on solid terms with promising companies. Goodwin lawyers handle early and growth stage venture deals, providing dedicated representation to over 1,200 emerging companies and entrepreneurs and 200 venture capital and private equity firms. Goodwin’s extensive company and investor client base allows lawyers to leverage deep knowledge of market terms and relationships on behalf of clients.

M&A/Corporate Governance:
With a highly experienced legal partner to assess opportunities, deftly structure and negotiate complex transactions, and advise on corporate governance matters, clients can scale their business confidently, benefiting from Goodwin’s extensive experience with mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, tender offers, spinoffs, divestitures and going-private transactions.

Private Investment Funds:
Each funds market has its own idiosyncrasies and presents its unique opportunities and challenges. With over a decade of experience in Asia, Goodwin’s Asia funds team has a proven track record of helping our clients achieve their objectives and overcome challenges in the region and globally. The Asia team has advised leading managers on private investment funds across various asset classes, including private equity funds, infrastructure funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, credit funds and hedge funds, across the life cycle of an investment fund – from structuring, formation and operation through to investments and ultimately exits and liquidation.

Technology:
As a growing technology company, your prospects are exciting and your challenges are unique – from securing funding, protecting IP, and navigating the regulatory environment, to differentiating yourself in the marketplace, managing customer acquisition and scaling your business. That’s why Goodwin’s dedicated team brings a comprehensive, coordinated approach that interconnects business, new technologies and the law. The firm’s depth of experience in the private equity space along with its technology, healthcare and life sciences lawyers makes Goodwin uniquely suited to harness the breakneck pace of technology. It partners with clients to embrace the promise and potential of innovation to make a profound and lasting impact.

Life Sciences:
Succeeding in the life sciences industry is as much about strategy and execution as it is about research and development. Lawyers in Goodwin’s life sciences practice are deeply experienced in corporate governance, financing and M&A transactions, collaborations and licensing, regulatory matters, and intellectual property law. Goodwin understands the challenges of securing funding, safeguarding intellectual property, establishing partnerships, bringing new products to market, opening up new revenue streams, and protecting existing product lines. As part of Goodwin’s interdisciplinary approach, it collaborates with attorneys in its patent litigation, products litigation, privacy and cybersecurity, employment and tax practices to protect client interests and to advocate on their behalf.

Ranked Offices

Provided by Goodwin

USA - Head office
China
  • Hong Kong
    38/F Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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Singapore
  • Singapore
    21 Collyer Quay , Singapore, Singapore Island, Singapore, 049320
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Goodwin rankings

Asia-Pacific Guide 2023
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Asia-Pacific Region
Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
1 Department
Department
5
Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
5
Band 5
Investment Funds: Private Equity
1 Department
Department
3
Investment Funds: Private Equity
3
Band 3
India
Corporate/M&A (International Firms)
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
3
Corporate/M&A (International Firms)
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Yash A Rana
Expertise based abroad in China
Singapore
Investment Funds: International
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
3
Gregory Barclay
3
Band 3