We are in the business of building authentic, long-term relationships with our clients, who are some of the world’s most successful and innovative investors, entrepreneurs and disruptors in the life sciences, private equity, real estate, technology and financial industries, and where they converge. Our immersive understanding of these industries – combined with our expertise across high-stakes litigation and dispute resolution, world-class regulatory compliance and advisory services, and complex transactions – sets us apart. To learn more about our global law firm, please visit www.goodwinlaw.com.
With the breakneck pace of technology disrupting industries around the world, the firm’s London-based team of 200+ lawyers is embracing change to help clients make a lasting and meaningful impact. As part of what is widely recognised as one of the fastest growing international firms in London, Goodwin’s lawyers are deeply experienced in the life sciences, technology, real estate and private equity sectors and are supported by significant on-the-ground capabilities in debt financing, intellectual property, privacy and cybersecurity, regulatory, restructuring, tax, antitrust and litigation and dispute resolution. In 2019 the firm also launched its Cambridge office in the heart of the high-technology Silicon Fen, and 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 on-the-ground presence in Cambridge further expands its lawyers’ ability to support clients in these sectors through its 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.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK:
Antitrust and Competition:
Goodwin’s team focuses on advising on European and UK competition law matters, including EU, UK and international merger control and foreign investment matters, antitrust counselling, cartels and compliance. The team has experience working across sectors such as pharmaceuticals, air transport, directory and internet services, basic manufacturing and construction materials, chemicals, brewing, digital storage products, financial services, and paper.
Goodwin’s real estate lawyers provide a genuinely integrated offering from structuring funds, products and vehicles, to the acquisition, financing, development, restructuring and disposal of real estate assets through direct and indirect investments, as well as complex international hospitality and leisure transactions.
Goodwin’s private equity lawyers counsel on all areas of private equity and mergers and acquisitions, with a special emphasis on middle market private equity and growth investments, alongside Goodwin’s renowned private funds team, which provides counsel at every stage of the fund lifecycle.
Technology and Life Sciences:
Goodwin’s technology and life sciences lawyers help high growth businesses, public companies, investors and investment banks capitalise on opportunities and minimise risks in rapidly evolving markets.
Private Investment Funds:
Goodwin’s London funds team uniquely covers the full range of private investment funds including private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds, debt funds, impact and responsible investing funds, emerging market funds, hedge funds and listed funds as well as various large-scale GP led structures.
Goodwin’s tax team has extensive experience of the tax issues affecting the private equity, infrastructure and real estate industries. This sector focus means that its tax team can save clients time and money by delivering pragmatic and commercially relevant advice grounded not only in technical expertise and experience but also in a deep understanding of the issues affecting European markets.
Goodwin’s London financial restructuring lawyers represent every type of major stakeholder in distressed situations. The restructuring and insolvency advice provided by its team complements the other services provided by Goodwin during the full lifecycle of each company and investment to achieve the optimum outcome for stakeholders.
Goodwin’s London team has over 20 years’ experience advising investment and retail banks, funds, issuers, bondholders and other financial counterparties in the resolution of complex corporate disputes, often with a cross-border element. The team has litigated across many different fields of finance, with a particular focus on investment banking, structured finance and funds litigation.
Goodwin’s regulatory team is uniquely positioned to address the cutting-edge issues that can maximise business opportunities as well as better manage and mitigate risk. The firm’s team of specialists represents investment managers on the formation, offering and operation of investment products including real estate, private equity, infrastructure and energy, private debt, hedge, venture funds, fund of funds, and joint ventures.
Privacy and Cybersecurity:
Goodwin’s team focuses on technology transactions and the commercialisation of technology, data and intellectual property rights, and counsels on related EU regulatory compliance, including EU data protection (GDPR), privacy and cybersecurity and EU competition “safe harbour” regimes and EU agency laws.
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