Stephen Robinson Partner

Stephen advises a wide range of investment managers, fund sponsors and investors on the structuring, establishment and operation of investment funds and related activities. He specialises in structuring private equity, venture capital, infrastructure and credit funds.

Stephen advises across the full range of investment management and fund related activities and advises clients in all aspects of their business including the establishment, raising and ongoing operation of numerous types of private investment funds.  In addition he advises on complex co-investment and carried interest arrangements and has expertise in fund formation across all major fund jurisdictions including Luxembourg, Ireland and the Channel Islands.  He also advises clients on house related matters such as internal governance, spin-outs and client restructurings.

He also advises major institutional investors such as sovereign wealth funds and global asset managers on their investment activity across primary, secondary and co-investment transactions.

What people are saying


"One client enthuses: 'He is a fantastic lawyer, he thinks about every eventuality and how to deal with it, and is thorough, thoughtful and commercial'."

Chambers UK 2018

"Stephen Robinson is recognised as a Leading Individual in The UK Legal 500 for Private funds."

The UK Legal 500 2017

"Commentators agree that Stephen Robinson is a 'great asset for the Macfarlanes fund practice,' not least of all because of his 'measured and knowledgeable' approach."

Chambers UK 2016

"The 'particularly commercial' Stephen Robinson can 'handle any query'."

The UK Legal 500 2015

"He offers 'clear and commercial advice, and is very responsive,' reports one source. He is further praised for his industry insight: 'He is extremely knowledgeable and up to date with current market developments'."

Chambers UK 2015

"The UK Legal 500 2015 recognises Stephen Robinson as a leading individual."

The UK Legal 500 2015

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