Christopher Acton > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Derivatives and Trading


Chris advises hedge funds, managed account platforms and proprietary trading houses, on prime brokerage, derivatives and derivative regulation in Europe. He acts for the buy-side only.

Chris’ clients cover a broad range of strategies including equities, equity long/short, special opportunities and distressed debt, global macro, commodity trading advisors, emerging markets and fixed income.

He advises on all aspects of his client’s counterparty trading relationships including prime brokerage, custody, repo, securities lending, margin foreign matters, FX PB and intermediation, exchange traded and OTC derivatives and central clearing generally.

His practice also covers debt and claims trading having advised clients on the diligence, structuring and negotiation of numerous debt trade transactions and on a number of master confirmations arrangements for loan or trade claims total return swap transactions.

Chris’ clients are primarily based in London, Europe and Hong Kong and he has developed close ties with local counsel who are able to provide local regulatory advice and market colour.


Qualified 2006; partner 2014