Macfarlanes announces private funds partner appointment

04 September 2023

Macfarlanes is pleased to announce that Peter Chapman joins the firm from 4 September 2023 as a partner in the investment management group. Peter joins from Sidley Austin LLP.

Peter advises private fund sponsors across a range of asset classes including private credit, private equity, growth capital, venture capital and hedge funds. In addition to fund formation and management structuring, Peter has significant recent experience working on numerous GP-stake deals and secondaries transactions.

In addition to his sponsor side practice, Peter advises major institutional investors on their private fund allocations, co-investments and LP portfolio sales.

Commenting on the appointment, Senior Partner Sebastian Prichard Jones said: “Peter is a highly talented practitioner and his fund structuring expertise will further strengthen our private capital offering and its place at the core of our firm.”

Peter’s appointment follows the hire of Stephen Ross, also from Sidley Austin LLP, in January 2023. Stephen joined Macfarlanes as a partner and is head of the firm’s investment management group. In May 2023, Macfarlanes promoted eight lawyers to the partnership, further bolstering the firm’s real estate, finance, commercial, litigation and dispute resolution, private client, corporate and M&A, and tax and reward teams.