Iain Mackie > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Macfarlanes LLP Offices
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Litigation and dispute resolution
Iain specialises in large-scale corporate and financial services litigation and arbitration for a mix of UK and international corporate clients, private equity houses, family offices and financial institutions.
Iain is well known in the market for his expertise in handling complex corporate litigation, including large shareholder, joint venture and post-transaction disputes. He also advises on fraud issues; the rights and obligations of directors; derivative actions and unfair prejudice petitions; insolvency issues and restructuring. Much of his work is of a multi-jurisdictional nature and he has particular expertise in matters involving private equity investments and entrepreneurs.
He acts for banks, financial institutions and fund managers in relation to disputes concerning fund and asset management, lending/security, complex financial instruments (particularly derivatives), trade finance and internal investigations. He has extensive experience of regulatory investigations by the FCA and other regulators, both in the UK and elsewhere, and advises on market abuse and compliance issues.
He is regularly involved in advising non-UK clients involved in English law disputes, particularly in relation to international arbitrations concerning commercial and corporate matters, and in dealing with complex cross-border litigation.
Iain was head of the litigation and dispute resolution group for 12 years, and he is now focusing solely on client work.
Qualified 1992; partner 2008
Lawyer Rankings(Hall of Fame)
Macfarlanes LLP‘s ‘genuinely premium‘ department leverages the dual strength of its private client and corporate practices to skillfully represent entrepreneurs, senior executives, shareholders, family offices and corporate entities connected to them. Practice head Matt McCahearty is described by one client as being ‘good at managing large teams in the most complex commercial litigation‘. The group also fields ‘legendary figure‘ Iain Mackie and ‘superstar‘ Lois Horne . Newly made up Christopher Charlton is ‘everything you would want in a partner‘.
- Hall of Fame - London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium
- Commercial litigation: premium - London > Dispute resolution
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)
- Investment fund formation and management > Retail funds
- Real estate > Commercial property: development
- Real estate > Commercial property: investment
- Dispute resolution > Competition litigation
- Employment > Employee share schemes
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Investment fund formation and management > Fund finance
- Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)
- Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations
- Finance > Acquisition finance
- Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium
- Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers
- Real estate > Construction: contentious
- Real estate > Construction: non-contentious
- Finance > Derivatives and structured products
- Corporate and commercial > EU and competition
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)
- Investment fund formation and management > Hedge funds
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+
- Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)
- Investment fund formation and management > Private funds
- Real estate > Property finance
- Investment fund formation and management > Real estate funds
- Real estate > Residential property
- Corporate and commercial > VAT and indirect tax
- Finance > Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans
- Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency
- Employment > Employers
- Real estate > Environment
- Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – small-mid cap
- Corporate and commercial > Partnership
- Finance > Securitisation
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory
- Employment > Immigration
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions – high-value deals (£250m+)