Who We Are

McLaren Group

Ashurst is proud to be the Official Legal Services Provider to the McLaren Group.

We have worked with the team at McLaren Automotive since 2013, and are delighted that over the past four years, our relationship has extended across the entire McLaren Group.

Together, McLaren and Ashurst have a shared vision of driving extraordinary performance through our passion for excellence, our commitment to innovation and our ambitions for a more sustainable future.

We bring our expertise in a wide range of corporate law matters to support McLaren's Group-wide operations, including corporate finance transactions, restructures, investments, commercial contracts and a deep understanding of capital markets.

Ashurst's strategic advice and customised solutions help to drive McLaren's plans to reach the top of Formula 1, and continue its growth as a luxury automotive brand.

Karen Davies, McLaren co-relationship partner and Global Chair at Ashurst, said "McLaren’s successful racing heritage has been driven by a relentless desire to innovate and this is also something we see throughout Ashurst's 200 year history. For me, driving extraordinary performance is multidimensional. It's not only about the result but also about the ideas and the process, and it is in everything we do: with our clients, our people, and our communities."

Rob Aird, McLaren co-relationship partner, added "The long-standing relationship between Ashurst and McLaren is fundamental to our success as a true partnership. Together, we are constantly striving for excellence in everything we do, and relentlessly pursuing innovation. This partnership has allowed Ashurst to become part of the McLaren family, and challenge ourselves to perform at the highest level – both for McLaren and all our clients."

Ashurst and McLaren podcasts

Listen here to Ruth Nic Aoidh, Executive Director at McLaren Automotive, Tara Waters, Partner and Head of Ashurst Advance Digital and Thomas Sacher, Corporate Partner and in charge of automotive share their views on future digital industry roadmaps and skillsets.

Transforming McLaren Group's Strategy

Ashurst have guided McLaren throughout a series of major transactions – enabling the Group to secure a sustainable capital structure. Read the case study here.


Oscar Piastri – Why connections matter

Building a strong network of personal and professional relationships helps open doors to new opportunities. We asked McLaren driver Oscar Piastri why he thinks it's important to stay connected.

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