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Chairman: Robert S. Insolia
Managing Partner: Mark T. Bettencourt
European Offices: Frankfurt, London, Cambridge, Luxembourg, Paris
International Offices: Boston, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Santa Monica, 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).

European and Asian Offices:

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 comprehensive Asia practice is focused on Capital Markets, Corporate, Mergers + Acquisitions, Debt Finance, Private Equity, Private Investment Funds, Venture Capital, Life Sciences, Real Estate and TMT (Technology, Media & Telecom) sectors. As more and more innovative companies and investors seek out Goodwin’s unique platform at the intersection of capital and innovation, Goodwin’s presence in Hong Kong continues to be at heart of the firm’s global offering. The firm’s lawyers in Asia are qualified to practice law in a wide-range of locations including Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan, India, England, Wales, the U.S. and Canada. Goodwin’s team is also multilingual and speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese and Hindi.

Office Chair:
Stephan Kock 
Goodwin's Frankfurt team offers a high level of specialization and experience in private equity, venture capital, real estate, finance and tax. The practice's clear focus on these areas and the fact that Goodwin has one of the worldwide leading tech and life sciences practices brings the   practice into a unique position to operate at the intersection of capital and innovation.   Goodwin's Frankfurt office is fully integrated into the firm’s international network and operates seamlessly across disciplines and offices. This, together with an industry knowledge in the firm's focus areas, enables the practice to provide high end services to international and domestic clients, particularly on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions.

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.

Office Chair:
Alexandrine Armstrong-Cerfontaine
Goodwin’s Luxembourg office works seamlessly with the firm’s existing London-based Luxembourg desk to serve as a single solution for the firm’s global clients raising and deploying capital in Europe. With a market-leading funds practice in the United States and Europe and an on-the-ground presence in Luxembourg, Goodwin is uniquely positioned to serve multi-national financial institutions, fund sponsors and asset managers looking to do business in this favored international jurisdiction.

Office Chair:
David Mardle
Goodwin opened its Cambridge office in 2019 in the heart of the high-technology Silicon Fen, home to one of the world’s largest and most innovative life sciences clusters as well as some of the most disruptive technology and life sciences companies. The firm’s onthe- ground presence in Cambridge further expands our lawyers’ ability to support clients in these sectors through our unique capital-meets-innovation platform in Europe, and solidifies Goodwin’s position as the leading firm in the UK and European life sciences and technology markets.


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