Goodwin Procter has added a regulatory partner from Macfarlanes in London.
Partner Andrew Henderson has joined Goodwin’s private investment funds practice according to a press release from the firm.
Henderson joins Goodwin from Macfarlanes, where he was a partner in its financial services team for over two years.
Prior to that, he had been a partner at Eversheds & Sutherland since 2014, and had stints at Ropes & Gray and Clifford Chance, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Henderson’s core practice includes advising asset and investment managers, family offices and technology providers on financial services regulation and risk management. He also works closely with dispute resolution and investigations on regulatory processes and has been seconded to the Financial Services Authority and the Bank of England.
Goodwin’s private investment funds practice co-chair Michael Halford said : “At a time when the regulatory demands placed upon our clients are greater than ever before, we are focused on providing the highest quality advice and most comprehensive offering across multiple fund strategies in Europe, the US and Asia.”
According to the firm, its global funds practice has closed more than 60 funds totaling over $200 billion in raised capital over the last 18 months.
Goodwin has been growing quickly in London in the last 18 months. In October 2021, the firm launched an equity capital markets practice with the hire of partner Ariel White-Tsimikalis from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.
Other 2021 hires for Goodwin in London include former Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati counsel Lore Leitner, who joined the firm as part of a four-strong privacy team hire across London and Boston and Kirkland & Ellis partners Hugh O’Sullivan, Dulcie Daly and David Irvine. In January, the firm hired Kirkland U.K. competition partner Sarah Jordan.
The Boston-founded firm has been steadily expanding its global reach in recent years. It is hoping to open a second Asian office in Singapore and has also grown its Hong Kong office with the addition of Kirkland & Ellis partner Daniel Dusek.
A spokesperson for Macfarlanes said: “Andrew leaves with our best wishes and thanks for his contribution to our financial services regulation practice.”