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Laurie McFadden


Corporate and M&A

A phenomenal lawyer

Chambers UK 2016

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About Laurie McFadden

Laurie is a partner in our global transactions group. 

He is a leading M&A lawyer with a particular focus on infrastructure and energy and natural resources, including both private and public transactions.  Laurie headed our global energy and natural resources group for eight years.  He also leads our relationship with Canadian clients and institutions. 

Laurie is recognised as a leading individual in Corporate/M&A and Infrastructure by Chambers UK.

Between 1997 and 2001, Laurie was based in our Milan office and was joint managing partner of our Italian practice.

Recent work

  • Advising a consortium comprising APG, NPS and Swiss Life on the acquisition of 81.1% of Brisa, the European toll roads operator, at an equity valuation of over €3 billion
  • Advising Hasbro on its £3.3 billion public takeover of OneEntertainment
  • Advising Saputo on its £1 billion public takeover of Dairy Crest plc
  • Advising Low & Bonar plc on its recommended public takeover by Freudenberg
  • Advising PSP on its acquisition of Arcus’s interest in Forth Ports and the sale of minority stakes to, among others, First State, the Construction and Building Unions Superannuation Fund, and GLIL Infrastructure
  • Advising OTPP on separate acquisitions of its interest in Brussels and Copenhagen airports, a 50 per cent stake in Bristol airport, an increased stake in Birmingham airport and the sale of minority interests in Bristol and Birmingham airports
  • Advising APG on the acquisition of a majority interest in Itinere, the Spanish motorway operator 
  • Advising AIMCO, OMERS, OTPP and Wren House on the acquisition of London City Airport from Global Infrastructure Partners and Highstar Capital
  • Advising PSP and OTPP on the formation of Cubico through their joint venture with Santander and the acquisition of a global portfolio of Santander’s  renewable energy projects, including onshore wind and solar projects, and the subsequent acquisition of Santander's remaining interest
  • Advising CDPQ on its $1.5bn investment in Bombardier Transportation
  • Advising the Ferrovial-led consortium on its $16bn hostile public takeover of BAA, the owner of Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead and a number of other airports and BAA/Heathrow airport on the separate sales of World Duty Free and the Gatwick, Stanstead, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton airports.





  • University of Alberta, Canada (LLB)
  • Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK (LLM)