Executives and Business Leaders

Independent, experienced legal advice that is highly responsive and clear is a vital resource for business leaders facing business-critical challenges.

As the reach and complexity of the legal framework in which businesses, and particularly public companies, operate has grown, so has the jargon. Cutting through this to understand what is relevant to you, your colleagues, your stakeholders and your business as you make important decisions requires legal advice that is founded on deep and broad experience and an understanding of you and the environment in which you operate.

Business leaders seek our advice on a wide range of complex and demanding matters. We provide board level support as you navigate critical decisions often weighing regulatory, legal risk, reputational and other factors in a balanced and objective way.

What people are saying


"They are excellent and make complicated legal matters understandable for clients, and present the advice in a commercial and pragmatic way."

Chambers UK 2023

"Macfarlanes are a full-service firm, able to deal with the random curveballs that deals throw at you."

Chambers UK 2023

"The partners were highly capable, creative and pragmatic on a complex transaction."

Chambers UK 2023

"The team is commercial and solutions-orientated, and a pleasure to do business with. They are at the forefront of the market and provide invaluable strategic advice."

The Legal 500 2023

"A strong client-centric approach that prioritises creativity, thoroughness and attention to detail in achieving their client’s goals."

The Legal 500 2023

"Excellent technical knowledge, flexible and commercial in negotiation, extremely reactive."

IFLR1000 2018