Macfarlanes announces lateral finance partner hire

03 August 2020

Macfarlanes is pleased to announce that Malcolm Hitching will be joining the firm on 10 August as a partner in the finance team.

Malcolm is a debt finance expert with over 20 years’ experience specialising in alternative credit, leveraged finance, speciality finance and private equity.

Malcolm joins from the London office of Ropes & Gray, where he has been a partner since 2017. Prior to this, he had spent 13 years at Herbert Smith Freehills.  

Commenting on his new role Malcolm Hitching said: “Macfarlanes is a great fit for my practice, both in terms of the immediate finance team but also across the board. I look forward to working with the firm’s excellent lawyers and clients.”    

Senior Partner, Sebastian Prichard Jones, added: “Malcolm has an excellent track record in areas which are of strategic importance. His work with credit and other alternative lending funds is particularly relevant since we have been involved with these industries from their inception and they remain a core part of our practice right across the firm to this day.”