Public Companies

Public companies operate in a highly visible and transparent environment. This means that issues of disclosure and openness are always forcing companies to make critical judgements. Getting these right can make or break reputations and enhance or damage perceptions in the market.

Our public company specialists work across a range of companies from global corporates/FTSE 250 to those that are newly listed. We understand that your legal needs are varied and increasing but that budgets are often challenged. We work closely with our clients (from those with large in-house resource to those with none) to make sure that we work with them in whatever way is right to achieve their goals.

We are widely recognised as one of the leading firms for high-end complex, cross-border public takeovers and capital raisings. We also help our clients in a wide range of ways – from keeping up to date with the latest Listing Rules changes to helping you to ensure your cyber security systems are robust.

Changes in the delivery of legal services mean that traditional approaches are being shaken up whether in how we work with you or in how you deliver advice in-house. Working together as we navigate this new landscape means that we can bring you the latest developments in the market, support you as your organisation evolves and make sure that you are benefitting from the most efficient delivery of advice.

The growth in importance of technology does not lessen the importance of personal relationships. Understanding you, your team and your business is vital to providing tailored advice and valuable insights.

What people are saying


"Macfarlanes LLP has extensive experience in acting for various deal-participants and is especially strong on dual track transactions."

The UK Legal 500 2017

"The 'very responsible, pragmatic and extremely creative' team at Macfarlanes LLP handles public and private M&A across a wide range of sectors."

The UK Legal 500 2017