Charles Martin

Senior Partner, Macfarlanes

Jurisdiction: UK


Charles became Senior Partner in 2008. He works principally in M&A and private equity, acting for sponsors and corporates. Much of his work is crossborder in nature. He is rated in the top tiers of the most highly recommended M&A and private equity lawyers in the UK by the leading directories. Clients look to him particularly for strategic counsel and tactical input on a wide variety of legal matters including M&A, litigation and family office issues. He writes regularly on M&A, Takeover Code and private equity related issues as well as on law firm management matters. Highlights include leading the team advising Verizon Communications Inc. on its acquisition of Vodafone’s interest in Verizon Wireless for $130bn. He has worked for many of the firm’s major clients. He is a trustee of the Visitors’ Art Foundation and Pallant House Gallery, and is actively involved in supporting a number of other charities. He was named Management Partner of the Year 2017 at the Legal Business Awards.

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