Institutional Asset Managers

Serving the legal needs of institutional asset managers is often a collaborative effort between in-house teams and their external counsel. Working alongside a firm that forms an extension of your team gives you timely, insightful and practical advice that helps the business to achieve its aims.

We can help you with advice and support on all aspects of your legal requirements, from day-to-day operations to special projects such as raising a new fund, launching a new product, M&A transactions or fundamental changes in the regulatory environment.

As well as assisting corporate counsel in meeting the needs of your internal clients, we can bring you the latest insights into how in-house legal teams are responding to new technologies and ways of working. Whether briefing you on the latest in document automation or working with your other panel firms, we are always keen to bring continuous improvements to our service. This is particularly necessary at a time when the sector is facing an increasingly complex operating environment and strict internal control of costs.

What people are saying


"The practice acts for a range of financial services institutions and investment and asset-management firms in high-profile disputes."

The UK Legal 500 2017

"Macfarlanes has 'a strategic tax disputes group, which avoids getting bogged down in the technical details' and has particular expertise in the areas of financial services, funds and trust taxation."

The UK Legal 500 2017

"Macfarlanes LLP's team is 'highly commercial, prompt in its responses and understands why clients are asking for its advice'; 'clients view the firm as an extension of their own internal teams'."

The UK Legal 500 2017