Martin and Martin head up Macfarlanes

Sutton is to be succeeded by Charles Martin, who specialises in private equity transactions and cross-border M&A who joined Macfarlanes in 1983 and became a partner in 1990. He heads the firm’s international practice group which is responsible for coordinating its key relationships with overseas law firms.

Phippen is to be succeeded by Simon Martin, who specialises in company and commercial law. He joined Macfarlanes in 1984. He became a partner in 1992 and head of the corporate department in 2000.