Corporate and M&A

We advise clients on domestic and cross-border public and private transactions as well as on governance and regulatory issues. We use our market knowledge to anticipate clients' needs and help them achieve their aims with a bespoke service that is client-focused and delivers on our commitment to excellence.

  • From large ground-breaking to mid-market transactions, we cover a wide spectrum in terms of both complexity and size without compromising on the quality of our service.
  • We have a proven ability to handle the most complex and demanding equity capital markets work for our clients. Acting for a mixture of issuers, sponsors and shareholders means that we understand corporate transactions from every angle.
  • Our partners counsel boards and senior executives in relation to the full range of corporate governance and regulatory compliance issues. Our advice is delivered with an understanding of the commercial objectives of the business and an understanding of the sector and environment in which it is operating.

What people are saying


"Excellent firm providing commercial, pragmatic advice - sensitive to client needs and bandwidth availability during peak times of a transaction."

IFLR1000 2018

"Leading mid-market practice advising high-profile names on a range of transactions including acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures. Well versed in high-end work, often acting on international mandates for corporates and financial institutions."

Chambers UK 2018

"Clients hail the 'excellent depth of talent and focus on maintaining a strong relationship'."

Chambers UK 2018

"The 'very responsible, pragmatic and extremely creative' team at Macfarlanes LLP handles public and private M&A across a wide range of sectors."

The UK Legal 500 2017

"They have a good level of flexibility and are capable of understanding the business reasons behind our needs. They try to understand the business rationale. They alert us about issues, about balancing risks and opportunities."

Chambers UK 2017

"Highly regarded corporate group representing a string of household names. Adeptly handles both mid-market and high-end deals on behalf of UK and overseas clients."

Chambers Global 2016