Chairman: Robert S. Insolia
Managing Partner: Mark T. Bettencourt
International Offices: Hong Kong, Paris, London, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, London, Cambridge
Goodwin’s 1,400 lawyers across the United States, Europe, and Asia excel at complex transactions, high-stakes 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 www.goodwinlaw.com 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.
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 highranking 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.
Goodwin litigators provide cost-effective, results-oriented 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.
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.
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 on-the-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.