Luke Powell Managing partner

Luke is the firm’s managing partner, having been appointed in May 2022.

From 2018 to 2022, Luke was the co-head of our corporate and M&A team and he remains a partner in the group advising on all aspects of M&A transactions. Luke has experience in many sectors but particularly specialises in financial services, asset management and private equity (both buy-outs and secondaries).

Clients for whom he acts regularly include Chrysalis Investments, Federated Hermes, Glendower Capital, Goldman Sachs, Keyhaven Capital, Legal & General and Permira.

Watch Luke in conversation with our COO Katherine Milliken during which they discuss their new roles, what they think makes Macfarlanes different, and a little bit about their lives outside the firm.

"Luke Powell has an eye for every bit of detail and is fully involved in each of our transactions. He knows exactly what we want to achieve out of each of our investments and he makes it happen. He has become a trusted adviser and a first point of contact for the entire team."

The UK Legal 500 2022

"Luke Powell is a standout partner and provides the confidence and authority to take tough stances to protect his clients' interests’."

The UK Legal 500 2019

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