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Office Co-Chairs: Samantha Lake Coghlan, Paul Lyons
Number of partners: 21
Other fee-earners: 53

THE FIRM Growth. Performance. Managing risk. However you define it, success in today’s global anddigital age means addressing increasingly complex issues faster and more efficiently amid rapid change. Making the right decisions in this environment requires strategic counsel from an advisor who not only knows how laws are evolving in jurisdictions around the world, but also has a deep understanding of your particular industry. This is Goodwin, a global 50 law firm with a history of working on groundbreaking matters.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Goodwin focuses on working with clients in the financial, private equity, real estate, technology and life sciences industries. The firm has more than 1,000 corporate and litigation lawyers who leverage their specific experience and assemble full-service teams to advise clients in these and adjacent industries. The firm’s London office is home to more than 75 real estate and private equity lawyers who provide an integrated legal service offering across offices and geographies.

Real Estate:
Goodwin’s London real estate lawyers work with clients across the full spectrum of the real estate industry: from structuring real estate funds, products and vehicles, to the acquisition, financing, development and disposal of real estate assets through direct and indirect investments, as well as complex international hospitality and leisure transactions.

Private Equity:
Goodwin’s London private equity team is at the forefront of developments and trends in the private equity industry, particularly when it comes to navigating complex deals and fundraisings. The firm’s private equity lawyers are experienced in corporate mergers and acquistions, venture capital, leveraged finance, mezzanine debt, and a wide variety of fund formation.

Tax, Regulatory & Compliance:
The London office also has world-class debt, tax and regulatory, as all as compliance services that help the firm service its clients, which include early through late stage investors and companies, as well as lenders and financial institutions. Goodwin covers the full life cycle of its clients’ investments and financings.

Investment Funds:
As part of one of the largest global funds teams in the market, Goodwin’s private investment funds lawyers in London focus on the creation, fundraising and ongoing representation of a broad range of funds across multiple industries. The team represents leading institutions in private equity and venture capital funds, hedge funds, mezzanine debt funds, real estate and infrastructure funds, and international funds.