Macfarlanes M&A Partner Leaves After Less Than Two Years

Macfarlanes M&A partner Robert Ogilvy-Watson has left the firm less than two years after he joined from Ashurst, a spokesperson for the firm confirmed on Monday.

Ogilvy-Watson was brought on board by Macfarlanes in March 2019 to bulk up its public M&A offering.

He had been at Ashurst since 1996 and held a number of leadership roles while at the firm, including Hong Kong managing partner for seven years between 2008 and 2015. He also led the firm’s corporate department from 2016 until 2018.

While at Ashurst, he worked on major mandates including China General Nuclear Power Corporation’s 33.5% equity investment in the £18bn Hinkley Point C nuclear project. He also spent two years on secondment as secretary to the UK Takeover Panel in 2002 and 2003.

A Macfarlanes spokesperson said that Ogilvy-Watson left the firm with their “best wishes”.

Ogilvy-Watson did not respond to requests for comment.

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