Tom Rose > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Macfarlanes LLP
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Work Department

Corporate and M&A


Tom advises on all aspects of corporate transactions, specialising in complex cross-border M&A.

Tom’s practice encompasses private and public acquisitions and disposals, carve-outs, private equity transactions, equity capital markets situations and advisory mandates. He has experience across a variety of sectors and geographies, with a particular focus on multi-jurisdictional M&A.

He spent time on secondment in the Geneva-based legal team of one of the world’s largest commodity traders, as well as a year in New York as a visiting attorney at a leading US law firm. Tom is the author of a number of practitioner publications on a range of topics, including public and private M&A, corporate governance and ESG, and is the current contributing editor of the Legal 500 corporate governance guide.


Trained Macfarlanes; partner 2019

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: Upper Mid-Market And Premium Deals, £750m+

Splitting its advisory services across four key areas including public and private M&A, private equity and corporate advisory and praised for its ‘superb technical skills’ and ‘highly responsive and personable’  lawyers, the corporate practice at Macfarlanes LLP is lauded for its expertise advising blue chip clients such as FTSE and Fortune multinationals on cross border transactions, often involving the US. The team also attracts wide acclaim for its unique advice at the intersection of corporate and private client matters for wealthy individuals and families. ‘Knowledgeable and experienced M&A lawyer’ and head of the M&A team, Howard Corney, guides corporates, financial investors and family offices through private and cross-border M&A, especially in the sports, leisure and hospitality sectors. Offering significant transactional experience and specialising in public M&A is Harry Coghill. Also offering a broad practice is Justin Hope, who is at the helm of various transactions including acquisitions, restructurings and joint ventures, with a particular focus on the real estate sector, private company M&A and private equity. Another lawyer noted in the market is Tom Rose, who frequently acts for public and private corporates headquartered across the UK, US and Europe, on large and high-value transatlantic matters such as carve-outs, M&A deals and disposals.

Comparative Guides

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