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Chairman: David M Hashmall
Managing Partner: Robert S Insolia
European Offices: Frankfurt, London, Paris
International Offices: Boston, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington DC

Firm Overview:
Goodwin’s 1,000 plus lawyers across the United States, Europe, and Asia excel at complex transactions, highstakes litigations, and world-class advisory services in the financial, life sciences, private equity, real estate, and technology industries. The firm partners with its clients to practice law with integrity, ingenuity, agility, and ambition. To learn more, visit and follow Goodwin on Twitter (@goodwinlaw), LinkedIn (@goodwin), Facebook (@join_goodwin), and Instagram (@join_goodwin).

Main Areas of Practice:

Complex transactions, high-stakes litigations and world class advisory services in the financial, private equity, real estate, technology, and life sciences industries.

Complex Transactions:
A sophisticated, versatile team of transactional lawyers provides broad market perspective, serves as a business partner on strategic transactions, and advises clients on structuring and developing new and innovative products and services. Areas of expertise include buyouts and acquisitions, capital markets, debt finance, financial restructuring, growth equity, impact and responsible investing, mergers and acquisitions, new company formation, private investment funds, REITs and real estate mergers and acquisitions, search funds, tax, and venture capital.

World-Class Advisory Services:
Experienced regulatory lawyers, including many former high-ranking government officials and regulators, guide clients through the complex conundrum of government regulations with insight and ingenuity – always with an eye toward maximising business opportunities while minimising risk. Areas of expertise include antitrust and competition, banking, environmental, ERISA and executive compensation, FDA, FinTech, global trade, investment management, labour and employment, and privacy and cybersecurity.

High-Stakes Litigations:
Goodwin litigators provide cost-effective, resultsoriented representation in high-profile matters across the United States. The firm employs a holistic, cross-disciplinary approach, helping clients settle disputes, mitigate risk, defend their interests, and, in most cases, avoid trial altogether. Areas of expertise include appellate, business and commercial, government investigations and enforcement, environmental, financial industry, intellectual property, labour and employment, privacy and cybersecurity, products liability and mass torts, securities, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, and white collar defence.

Office Chairs:
Samantha Lake Coghlan, Paul Lyons
London-based lawyers have extensive real estate experience and significant expertise in fund formation, private equity and the leisure and hospitality industry, including work on numerous cross-border transactions. This expertise encompasses all aspects of real estate fund structuring and investment, including segregated accounts/ investment management mandates; structured acquisitions of real estate; joint ventures; club deals; multi-investor funds; and private mergers and acquisitions, as well as operating company investments, financing and the workout of distressed investments. The firm’s lawyers represent leading global hotel brands in some of their most significant hotel transactions in Asia, the Middle East, Russia, the United States and Europe. The office counsels leisure and hospitality clients on an extensive range of matters, including acquisitions, disposals, development, management, financing, litigation and day-to-day operational matters, in Europe and beyond.

Hong Kong:
Office Chair:
Yash A Rana
Goodwin’s Asia practice, based in Hong Kong, covers a broad range of corporate transactions in China, India and across Asia, advising on matters of Indian, United States and Hong Kong law. Practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic transactions, private equity, venture capital, securities and capital markets, fund formation, investigations, and dispute resolution.

Office Chair:
Stephan Kock
Frankfurt-based lawyers focus on matters involving real estate, private equity, debt fund investments and finance, including structured acquisitions of real estate or enterprises, joint ventures, club deals and private mergers and acquisitions, as well as operating company investments, financing, and the workout of distressed investments. The office represents Pfandbrief banks, real estate and private equity investment managers, real estate and private equity fund sponsors, debt funds and public stock companies in all aspects of raising and deploying capital or debt, helping owners, managers, operators, developers, lenders and investors to acquire, develop, manage, finance and sell real estate assets, as well as acting for credit institutions and non-traditional lenders in all aspects of debt capital.

Office Chair:
Maxence Bloch
Goodwin’s Paris-based lawyers, who have been recognised as one of the leading private equity and mergers and acquisitions teams in France, specialise in leveraged buyouts, private equity and public-to-private transactions for French and foreign private equity funds. Goodwin’s private equity practice is focused primarily in the middle market. The practice’s deep market knowledge and industry relationships help clients secure deals and build equity value across a broad range of sectors, including technology, healthcare, and financial and consumer services.

Goodwin represents a diverse client base, ranging from entrepreneurial emerging companies to established multinationals. The firm’s clients present complex issues and expect cost-effective results to be delivered under tight deadlines. Client service begins with knowing the clients, knowing their business and knowing their competitors. With this information, lawyers leverage their specialised skills and expertise to deliver responsive, knowledgeable and practical legal advice.

Office Chairs:
Andrew C Sucoff
Frankfurt: Stephan Kock
Hong Kong: Yash A Rana
London: Samantha Lake Coghlan, Paul Lyons
Los Angeles: Dean C Pappas
New York: Albert J Solecki, Jr
Paris: Maxence Bloch
San Francisco: Brett M Schuman
Silicon Valley: Lynda T Galligan
Washington, DC: Andrea A Murino