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

Macfarlanes LLP draws considerable praise from clients, who turn to the team for its ‘creativity‘ and  ‘invaluable strategic advice‘ in big-ticket, cross-border transactions. The team has recently advised on a number of multi-billion pound transatlantic deals in the pharmaceutical and tech sectors, driven by the highly regarded international specialist Harry Coghill. Practice chair Howard Corney is a key port of call for various investors, family offices, and business seeking assistance in cross-border M&A – particularly in deals with an African dimension. Justin Hope is reputed for his capabilities in transactions involving asset-backed entities, while Tom Rose is lauded for his far-reaching transatlantic expertise – most recently fielding instructions from multinational tech companies and manufacturers. Associate Emma Bailey also comes highly recommended.

Comparative Guides

United Kingdom: Corporate Governance February 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Corporate Governance laws and regulations that may occur in United Kingdom.