Goodwin Procter also opened its UK office last year and its German practice in January.

Goodwin Procter opened its UK office last year and its German practice in January.

Aiding growth momentum across their private equity practice, Boston-based Goodwin Proctor is launching their tenth office globally in Paris.The team will be comprised of six corporate partners who recently resigned from the local office of King & Wood Mallesons (KWM).
Local office head Christophe Digoy will help launch Goodwin Procter in the French capital at the end of the summer along with KWM global board member Maxence Bloch and partners Jérôme Jouhanneaud, Thomas Maitrejean, William Robert and Pierre-Louis Sevegrand.
With other international offices in London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong, the launch builds upon the firm’s vision for “purpose-driven growth” across Goodwin Procter’s private equity practice in Europe. According to chairman David Hashmall, the firm’s Paris presence will respond to strong client demand for private equity expertise in Europe.
KWM recently announced restructuring plans, which entail cutting roughly 15 percent of its partnership across EMEA. Though the Paris resignations comprise the majority of its local private equity practice, KWM has confirmed that the exits were voluntary resignations unrelated to the restructure.