Capital markets

Our capital markets practice provides comprehensive equity and debt capital markets capabilities. We operate a full-service practice used to handling transactions regardless of size and complexity.

We act for issuers, sponsors, shareholders, management, underwriters, managers and trustees and therefore understand capital market transactions from every angle.

We advise clients in relation to:

  • initial public offerings (IPOs) on both the main market and AIM (including the listing of investment funds);
  • secondary fundraisings, including placings, rights issues, open offers and other structures;
  • dual track processes;
  • their ongoing corporate governance obligations;
  • bond issues generally, including MTNs, high yield bonds, convertibles and exchangeables;
  • project bonds; and
  • securitisation and other structured financings.



What people are saying


"Leading mid-market practice advising high-profile names on a range of transactions including acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures. Well versed in high-end work, often acting on international mandates for corporates and financial institutions. Also regularly called upon to advise management and director teams on M&A transactions. Broad international capabilities include recent experience in the USA, Europe and Australasia."

Chambers UK 2020

"They're very professional and thorough. You know they won't miss anything when you're doing a deal’."

Chambers UK 2020

"Sources consider the team to be ‘high-quality and good value,’ and admire that the lawyers are ‘professional, hard-working and commercial in their approach’."

Chambers UK 2020

"Exceptional. I know that when using them nothing will get missed in the deal’."

The UK Legal 500 2019

"Their understanding of the law is second to none, but even more important is the fact that they understand its commercial implications."

Chambers UK 2019

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

The UK Legal 500 2017