Mergers & Acquisitions / Joint Ventures

Macfarlanes acquires boutique hedge fund law firm D Harris

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London-based law firm Macfarlanes is expanding its activities in the hedge fund arena with the addition of D Harris & Company, a boutique law firm focused on hedge funds. All eight employees of D Harris are joining Macfarlanes, while founder Daniel Harris is joining as a consultant.

The firm was founded eight years ago and concentrates on complex swaps, prime brokerage and synthetic financing arrangements – working for many of the largest European and US hedge funds, some of which are already clients of Macfarlanes.

“Regulatory pressure globally means that hedge funds are of great strategic significance for