Macfarlanes announces nine new partners

27 February 2019

We are pleased to announce that nine of our lawyers will become partners in the firm on 1 May 2019.

They are:

  • Adam Campbell: a corporate lawyer focusing on private company M&A and private equity including advising management teams.
  • Simon Day: a commercial litigator who concentrates on competition litigation, working on an integrated basis with our fast-growing competition group.
  • Elizabeth Doherty: a private client and trusts litigator who regularly teams up with our market leading private client team on complex and multi-jurisdictional private wealth disputes.
  • Richard Giangrande: a private client lawyer who works with international families, often with a US connection. Recently seconded to a leading New York firm.
  • Mark Hunter: a private client lawyer who works on complex engagements, often with a trust and corporate element. Recently seconded to a leading New York firm.
  • Mark Lawrence: a commercial litigator who concentrates on real estate and construction disputes especially in the property development, house building and PFI areas.
  • Stephen Pike: a corporate lawyer working in private company M&A, private equity and private equity secondary transactions, an area of strategic focus for the firm.
  • Gregory Price: a corporate tax lawyer who specialises in group tax (corporate structuring and reorganisations primarily for multinational groups) within our successful tax practice.
  • Tom Rose: a corporate lawyer with a particular focus on international cross-border M&A. Recently seconded to a leading New York firm.

Our strategy for many years now has been to ensure a good balance in our practice between transactional, advisory and contentious/investigations work. The make-up of this generation of partners reflects that approach.

Charles Martin, Senior Partner, commented: “This is an outstanding group of lawyers. We welcome them to the partnership at a time of uncertainty but also at a time when many clients are telling us about the opportunities they see ahead.

“These appointments reflect our confidence in the future, borne of client feedback and the quality and adaptability of our people.

“Unfashionably enough, we have increased our trainee numbers in recent years and the fact that eight of these nine new partners trained at the firm is a vindication of that approach and investment.”

Self-evidently this group, which includes only one woman and no BME lawyers, is not diverse. The impact of the many measures that the firm is taking to ensure more diverse partnership appointments in the future have not filtered through yet. We are confident that they will do in the future years.