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Private funds partner appointed as Goodwin’s next London co-chair

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Private funds partner Ajay Pathak has been appointed as the next London co-chair at law firm Goodwin Procter, according to a report by The appointment comes as the firm is seeking larger premises to accommodate its expansion in the UK capital.

Pathak, who succeeds Paul Lyons who is standing down after a long tenure, will join current co-chair private equity partner Gemma Roberts who took on the role last year. 

Pathak joined Goodwin as a partner in the private equity group in 2017 from King & Wood Mallesons, having spent 15 years at KWM, until the firm collapsed in late 2016. His practice focuses on the establishment, management and regulation of private investment funds across a range of alternative asset classes.

Lyons, a real estate partner, who first joined the firm in 2013 from Travers Smith, and was first appointed co-chair in 2017 alongside Samantha Lake Coghlan, will be continuing as a partner in the real estate group.

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