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Goodwin expands private funds team

Friday, January 13, 2017

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Goodwin, a global law firm, has expanded its private investment funds and private equity practice. The firm has brought on Marie-Laure Bruneel and Arnaud David as partners in the Paris office.

Bruneel, who joins Goodwin from De Pardieu Brocas Maffei, specializes in corporate taxation, including the tax aspects of structuring and financing mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, real estate investments and restructurings, and has significant experience with alternative asset investments. Her client work has included representing Eurazeo PME, Siparex and Credit Agricole Immobilier, among others.

David joins Goodwin with a team of four lawyers: Sarah Michel and Pierre-Charles Kaladji, senior lawyers, and Thibault Dupont and Xavier Couderc-Frani, junior lawyers. The team, formerly with the Paris office of King & Wood Mallesons, has experience with a wide range of funds "including buyout, mezzanine, infrastructure and debt" incentive schemes and co-investment agreements.

These developments at Goodwin Paris follow significant expansion of the firm's London office. Partners Mark Soundy, former co-head of private equity and global head of private capital at Shearman & Sterling, and Sarah Priestley, former London head of tax at Shearman & Sterling, joined Goodwin last month. Yesterday, Goodwin announced that partners Michael Halford, Ed Hall, Laura Charkin, Shawn D'Aguiar, Patrick Deasy, and Ajay Patha......................

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