Investment management


Our clients are seeking to provide financial services to an extremely high level. We appreciate that they need finely tuned advice from us so that they can deliver excellence to their clients.

Our funds team has exceptional market knowledge and has the ability to execute within tight deadlines in this rapidly changing environment.

We advise fund managers, advisers, other service providers and investors on a range of matters relating to their work and ongoing strategic issues. Many of our clients' projects bring together a number of disciplines; we frequently draw on the expertise of our banking and finance, commercial, corporate, employment, real estate and tax lawyers to provide a seamless service, however complex the work.

International issues are commonplace in what we do. Whether we are advising in relation to the formation of a fund involving offshore vehicles or the amalgamation of a regulated fund between jurisdictions, our independent status ensures that we are able to instruct the very best local counsel. As a result, clients benefit from the highest quality advice suited to their needs and the specific matter in hand.


  • "Respected investment management group with a reputation for excellence acting for sponsors and investors."

    Chambers UK 2017

  • "The thing I love about Macfarlanes is they not only understand the regulatory and legal issues, but they know how to impact on the operational aspects of managing a fund. They know what the investors are thinking and can tell us what they expect to see."

    Chambers UK 2016

  • "The firm has expanded its practice in recent years and commentators described the firm's 'prominent position' in the market."

    Who's Who Legal 2015

  • "Macfarlanes LLP has a 'strong overall funds practice that covers a wide range of structures', and is praised for its 'practical advice that is based on evolving market practices'."

    The UK Legal 500 2015

  • "Demonstrates strength across an enviable range of asset classes, with notable expertise in private equity and closed-end funds."

    Chambers UK 2015

  • "Macfarlanes' preeminent practice yields several leading lawyers."

    Who's who Legal Private Funds 2015