Macfarlanes is one of the very few firms with lawyers who specialise in secondary transactions, together with a significant track record of advising on secondaries. We pull together the expertise of the firm in M&A, investment funds, fund lending and tax structuring to focus on both funds secondaries and direct portfolio secondaries.
Having a specialised team ensures that we are up-to-date with the latest market developments and that our lawyers are entirely familiar with the unique structures needed for secondary transactions.
We regularly act on cross-border secondary transactions and we have the necessary close links with law firms with the relevant experience in Europe, Asia, the United States and all relevant offshore jurisdictions.
"What they do with considerable skill is harness multiple disciplines within the firm - the pensions, property, environmental and regulatory teams all float in and out of the projects on a seamless basis."
Chambers UK 2017
"They always provide a terrific service. They are knowledgeable and attentive."
Chambers UK 2016
"'It's the quality of the service, and they're very flexible as well'."
Chambers UK 2015
"Macfarlanes LLP has built up a client list spanning all areas of the industry, from sponsors, to secondaries houses, mezzanine lenders and LPs."
The UK Legal 500 2013