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Graham Gibb

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Macfarlanes LLP

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Partner specialising in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and general corporate/commercial work.


Trained Bishop & Robertson Chalmers; qualified 1997; Slaughter and May 1997-2003; Macfarlanes 2003 to date, partner 2006.


Paisley Grammar School; Glasgow University (1994 LLB Hons).

London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Within: Leading individuals

Graham Gibb - Macfarlanes LLP

Within: M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Macfarlanes LLP has a ‘very responsive and commercially aware practice’ that is noted for its ‘deep industry knowledge’ . The ‘very responsive, pragmatic and extremely creative’ team handles public and private M&A across a wide range of sectors, including TMT, retail, hotels and leisure, energy and financial services. Ian Martin heads the firm’s mergers and acquisitions group and has considerable experience across a broad range of corporate, corporate restructuring and private equity matters. The ‘outstanding’ Graham Gibb ‘always provides thorough, commercial and well-reasoned advice’ and ‘grasps complex situations quickly’; he acted alongside Harry Coghill on the English law aspects of Kennedy-Wilson Holdings’ £1.5bn bid for Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate. Gibb is also advising The Walt Disney Company on the UK aspects of its prospective $52.4bn acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Other highlights included Stephen Drewitt acting for Chiltern International Group and the institutional selling shareholders on the $1.2bn sale of Chiltern to LabCorp and Richard Burrows handling Pilgrim’s Pride’s $1.3bn acquisition of poultry business Moy Park from JBS. Luke Powell ‘anticipates issues and is solution-oriented; he is recommended alongside ‘impressive’ senior partner Charles Martin, senior associate Richard Burrows, and Charles Meek.

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