Goodwin Strengthens International PE Practice With Armstrong-Cerfontaine Hire

Aug 7 2017 | 10:49pm ET

Global law firm Goodwin has named former King & Wood Malleson partner Alexandrine Armstrong-Cerfontaine as a partner in its international private equity and private investment funds practice. 

In her new position, Armstrong-Cerfontaine’s practice will focus on fund formation and transactions, advising private equity sponsors on their investments and corporate finance, drawing on her experience on business management, corporate finance, restructuring, compensation, retirement plans and advising financial sponsors and management in setting-up complex compensation schemes as part of leverage buyout transactions. 

She has particular experience in fund financings, the company said in a statement, and will be based out of the firm’s London office. 

“In London, we have built one of the largest private equity, real estate, infrastructure and debt funds teams with leading sector specialists,” said David Evans, chair of Goodwin’s European offices. “Alex’s extensive experience and reputation as one of Luxembourg’s foremost private equity and funds lawyers will be of significant value to our private equity fund clients and further enhance our ability to offer integrated counsel as part of our overall service offerings in Europe. We are delighted to welcome her to the Goodwin partnership.”

Before joining Goodwin, Armstrong-Cerfontaine served as a consultant in Goodwin’s London office. Beforehand, she was managing partner of King & Wood Mallesons’ Luxembourg office, and practiced at Allen & Overy. She is fluent in French and English. 

Goodwin’s Private Equity Transactional Team in London has extensive experience in all areas of private equity and corporate mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on advising middle market private equity sponsors, public and private companies and financial institutions. The company as a whole is a well-known finance and complex transactions law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers across the United States, Europe, and Asia. 

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