Malcolm Hitching > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Macfarlanes LLP

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Malcolm is a debt finance expert, and specialises in leveraged finance, specialty financings, restructuring and debt advisory work.

He has considerable experience acting for sponsors, lenders, borrowers and financial advisers, and over the past 25 years has been involved in a great many deals across a wide range of industry sectors and geographies.


Qualified 1998; joined as partner 2020

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Acquisition finance

(Leading individuals)

Malcolm Hitching – Macfarlanes LLP

Advising a balanced mix of credit funds and private equity sponsors, the ‘highly commercial, pragmatic and solutions-focused’ team at Macfarlanes LLP has an excellent perspective on the legal and commercial requirements of borrowers and lenders within the upper/mid-market leveraged finance space. Kirstie Hutchinson  has ‘deep experience of mid-market acquisition financing’ for the firm’s loyal roster of financial sponsor clients, which are appreciative of her ‘excellent technical knowledge’ and conversance with complex, cross-border mandates. Able ‘to bring clarity and precision to a complicated deal structure’, Malcolm Hitching advises private equity clients on leveraged finance mandates, as well as advising  private credit funders in the litigation finance market. The ‘responsive and commercial’ Andrew Perkins  heads up the overarching banking and finance team and is able to draw on ‘a wealth of acquisition finance experience’, particularly in relation to lender-side credit fund work.