Goodwin LLP (London)

Goodwin Names Samantha Lake Coghlan and Paul Lyons as London Office Co-chairs

London, UK – March 17, 2017 – Goodwin, a leading Global 50 law firm, announced today that Samantha Lake Coghlan and Paul Lyons have been appointed as London office co-chairs with immediate effect. They succeed David Evans, who will continue as Chair of Goodwin’s European offices, providing support to the heads of the firm’s London, Frankfurt and Paris offices in the areas of integration, culture, collaboration and strategic growth.

“David has done an exceptional job in driving the strategic growth of our London office over the past five years, and I am confident that under Sam and Paul’s stewardship, Goodwin London will go from strength to strength,” said David Hashmall, Chairman of Goodwin. “These are exciting times for Goodwin in Europe – I look forward to continuing to work closely with David and our European office chairs as we build on our recent growth and continue to deliver outstanding client service.”

Lake Coghlan, a private investment funds partner in Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry practice, joined Goodwin London from Ashurst in 2011. She is an active member of the firm’s Women’s Initiative, serving as one of its international representatives. Lyons, a finance partner also in the Real Estate Industry practice, joined Goodwin London in 2013 from Travers Smith. He is a member of the firm’s Attorney Review Committee.

Since opening in London at the end of 2011, Goodwin has built a leading European team of real estate and private equity professionals to meet clients’ local and cross-border deal-making needs. In January, Goodwin’s London office relocated to 100 Cheapside to house the firm’s 75 plus London-based lawyers, including 21 partners, and 30 plus professional staff, more than doubling its previous London space. Goodwin opened in Frankfurt and Paris in 2016.


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