Today’s banking and finance transactions require expertise across a broad spectrum of finance. We provide our clients with focused commercial advice delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of finance lawyers. Our combination of specialist market knowledge and depth of experience advising all key stakeholders ensures our advice is balanced, innovative and practical.

We recognise that we need to offer more than just lawyering and we make a significant investment at the outset with all our clients to understand their business, their people, their strategic objectives and what really matters to them.

We build long-lasting relationships with our clients, earning their trust by consistently demonstrating our understanding of their business needs. As a result, our clients turn to us for advice on their largest and most complex financings.

Most of our finance clients have an international presence and much of our work has an international dimension. Rather than having overseas offices, we believe our clients are best served by working with the top independent law firms around the world.

Therefore, we invest a lot of time and resource in building and maintaining our relationships with leading firms in all of the key markets, so that we understand them and can work together in a co-ordinated manner.

This enables us to recommend the right firm for a particular transaction and also gives us the freedom to work with our clients’ preferred firms. In either case, we are recognised for our ability to deliver seamless cross-border solutions that reflect local laws, local procedures and local markets.


  • "If you asked me who I would rather work alongside, I'd choose Macfarlanes every time. They are technically outstanding. The strength of the team they have is excellent, such that you don't mind who you get on the deal because they're all fantastic."

    Chambers UK 2016

  • "They are incredibly responsive. We've had turnaround times of a week or two and they've always stepped up to the plate."

    Chambers UK 2016

  • "You get access to the partners; they're very open in terms of where they are and very approachable in terms of discussing issues with you."

    Chambers UK 2015

  • Macfarlanes was "commended" in the finance category of the FT Innovative Lawyers Report 2014.

    FT Innovative Lawyer Awards 2014

  • "'Very good, high calibre of people from the partners all the way down. We get a good level of partner coverage and the associates and trainees are very good too'."

    Chambers UK 2015