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Mark Slade

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Macfarlanes LLP

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Corporate and MA&


Senior counsel in the corporate and M&A group. He works on a broad range of corporate matters but with an emphasis on advising quoted clients. Has considerable experience in equity capital markets transactions and advising on matters in the listed funds and asset management sectors.

London: Corporate and commercial

Equity capital markets

Within: Equity capital markets

Macfarlanes LLP's practice is 'excellent on all fronts', and has 'strength in depth across a number of disciplines'; 'extremely happy' clients say the team is 'very commercial and provides succinct advice'. Group head Robert Boyle, who assisted Supermarket Income REIT with its £100m IPO on the LSE, is 'a brilliant lead partner whose technical excellence is matched by his client-handling skills'; he has 'real authority' and is 'a great communicator'. Harry Coghill advised Xafinity's management team on its £190m LSE IPO, and acted for Regal Entertainment Group on its $3.6bn merger with Cineworld Group, which involved a rights issuance and a reverse takeover. Mark Slade acted for Regional REIT on a £100m equity fundraising to fund its acquisition of two property portfolios. Richard Burrows is also active in the space.

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Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Flotations: small and mid-cap

At Macfarlanes LLP, Robert Boyle leads a core team, which includes Harry Coghill, Richard Burrows and special counsel Mark Slade. Its understanding of the small and mid-cap sphere is derived from its work for a diverse range of clients, such as corporate issuers, investment funds, NOMADs, shareholders and trustees. Complementing the firm's strong transactional capabilities are its first-rate tax and regulatory expertise. In 2017, Boyle and Slade were part of a cross-practice team, which advised Supermarket Income REIT Plc on its £100m IPO on the Specialist Fund Segment of the Main Market. The same team also assisted the client with a £20m follow-on fundraise. Also notable was that, in a separate matter, Slade acted for commercial property fund Regional REIT in a secondary fundraise of up to £100m.

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Macfarlanes LLP

  • Finding the ‚Ä®right words

    In the recent case of Newbury v Sun Microsystems [2013], the defendant argued that an offer to settle proceedings was ‚Äėin principle' only and that a binding contract could not be formed until further terms had been agreed and a formal contract had been signed. It supported this argument by referring to a statement, in the offer letter, that the settlement was to be ‚Äėrecorded in a suitably worded agreement'. ‚Ä©
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