Macfarlanes LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for 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. Also regularly called upon to advise management and director teams on M&A transactions. Broad international capabilities include recent experience in the USA, Europe and Australasia.

Strengths Commentators say: "They have an excellent approach and will enter discussions with a pragmatic attitude. They offer a high level of service, and their ability to make the client feel like the only priority is a testament to their skills."

"I found that they were able to be very reactive and give very concise and clear advice that was highly actionable. We've always found them to be responsive," another client asserts.

Sources say that the team is "really responsive and delivers a good product," and report receiving "a terrific service."

Work highlights Advised Lycamobile on the sale of its Spanish mobile phone operator business to MasMovil for EUR372 million.

Acted for Elegant Hotels on its £100 million takeover by Marriott International.

Notable practitioners


Charles Martin
is a highly knowledgeable corporate practitioner who brings years of experience to bear in M&A deals on behalf of corporate and private equity clients. He offers board-level strategic advice in addition to his transactional counsel.
"Charles always provides me with sound and commercial advice."


Howard Corney
operates a broad transactional practice encompassing expertise in public and private M&A. He advises on domestic and cross-border deals, with particular experience in those involving African interests.


John Dodsworth
is an experienced transactional specialist who offers clients strong representation in domestic and cross-border public and private M&A.