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Clare McLaren

Senior Associate

Clare has ten years’ experience in the financial services sector and has spent time working in-house at a major European bank; as sole UK legal counsel of a global fiduciary and advisory business, as well as in private practice as a tax lawyer at a magic circle firm and as a corporate lawyer. Clare has lived and worked in London, Milan and the Cayman Islands. Her focus is on corporate reorganisations and she has experience in a wide variety of corporate, commercial and tax matters including joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements, credit facilities, offshore funds, securitisations and data protection.

Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


  • GE in respect of internal and global reorganisations including USD21bn sale of pharma business (2020).
  • An innovation parc GBP60m joint venture (2020).
  • A Los Angeles based technology company corporate reorganization and drafting associated documentation (2017).
  • The borrower in connection with the security aspects of a CAD$40m credit facility (2017).
  • A listed multi-billion dollar international investment company migration from Malta to the UK (2016).
  • A UK newsprint plant sale by industry leaders to private equity interests (2013).
  • The proposed purchase of a UK bank (2013).
  • Investment arrangements including subscription and shareholder arrangements, in companies in the UK, South Africa and Pakistan (various) (2013).
  • In relation to a number of investments in the FMCG sector in North and West Africa (2012).
  • Multi-jurisdictional tax structuring of a USD18m investment portfolio company (2012).
  • BPP, LPC (2006)
  • BPP, GDL (2005)
  • St John's College, University of Cambridge, MA (Natural Sciences) (2004)