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

Macfarlanes LLP

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 > Equity capital markets – small-mid cap

Robert Boyle and Richard Burrows jointly lead Macfarlanes LLP‘s capital markets practice, which is supplemented by the firm’s strengths in M&A, tax and regulatory work. With international capital markets transactions forming the bulk of the workload, the team acts for a mix of issuers, sponsors, management teams and owner managers. Harry CoghillTom Rose and senior counsel Mark Slade are other key practitioners.

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+

Praised by clients for its full-service capabilities and collegiate  style, Macfarlanes LLP is regularly sought out by well-known corporates across sectors including pharmaceuticals, financial and professional services, media, and retail for advice on large cross-border deals.  Co-practice head Howard Corney advises clients on international and emerging markets M&A and other matters.  Luke Powell, who runs the department with Corney, focuses on financial services, asset management and private equity, serving as the relationship partner for several of the firm’s top clients. Harry Coghill‘s broad sector focus sees him leading on multiple high-value transatlantic deals – often in collaboration with the equally prolific Tom Rose. Alex Edmondson heads up the firm’s private equity practice.

Comparative Guides

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