Mark Soundy is a partner in the London office of Goodwin Procter, one of the world’s leading international law firms. Mark is a senior partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity Group. He focuses his practice on UK and international M&A work, particularly private equity and complex restructuring work. With over 30 years’ experience in M&A, Mark has advised a number of leading institutional investors, international businesses and senior management teams. He is also experienced in growth and development capital work. Over the years he has developed particular experience in the business services, consumer and retail, financial services, manufacturing and telecom, media and technology sectors. Prior to joining Goodwin, Mark was Global Co-head of Private Equity and Global Head of Private Capital at Shearman & Sterling, and was previously a partner at Weil Gotshal and Travers Smith. Mark is a former member of the Legal & Technical Committee of the British Venture Capital Association. A consultant editor of A Practitioner’s Guide to Private Equity, he speaks and writes regularly on issues relating to international M&A and private equity. He is Chairman of the Maclaren Foundation for Summer Fields School Oxford, a member of the Foundation for Radley College Oxford, the former founding Chairman of the Alumni Advisory Board for Trinity College Cambridge and a trustee for both The Hawn Foundation and The We Are Family Foundation in the UK.