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Stephenson Harwood LLP

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Senior Partner: Roland Foord
CEO: Eifion Morris
Number of partners: 190
Number of lawyers: 580
Languages: Over 40 languages

Firm Overview:
Stephenson Harwood is a law firm with over 1100 people worldwide, including more than 190 partners. Its people are committed to achieving the goals of clients — listed and private companies, institutions and individuals. The firm’s headquarters are in London, with 9 offices across Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Main Areas of Practice:

Private Wealth Law:
Stephenson Harwood has been looking after the legal needs of wealthy individuals and their families for nearly 200 years. A truly international practice - the firm’s main private wealth hubs are in London, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore, providing advice under the laws of the UK, UAE, France, Hong Kong, USA, Canada and Singapore. The firm has a particular focus on complex international structuring, especially where a family business or corporate structure is involved. In addition, it is one of the few firms which can provide full spectrum advice on art, private jets and yachts. The firm is also regarded as one of the leading authorities on the UK tax treatment of international pensions.

Contacts:
James Quarmby, Partner - London
Tel: 0207 809 2364
Email: [email protected]

Kevin Lee, Partner - Asia Pacific
Tel: +852 2533 2843
Email: [email protected]

Private Wealth Disputes:
The firm advises on some of the most complex, high value and sensitive cases in the market, with a focus on international cross-border disputes. The practice is closely integrated with its non-contentious international private wealth team with a presence in London, Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Dubai. Accordingly, it is uniquely placed to offer strategic, commercial and technical advice by drawing on the team’s global capabilities across a wide range of areas including complex cross-border taxation issues. The team excels at advising high-profile international dynastic families and professional trustees in all manner of disputes including claims for breach of trust, disputes involving family businesses, contested probate disputes, negligence claims against professional advisers and acting for trustees who become embroiled in high-value matrimonial proceedings.

Contacts:
Jenny McKeown, Partner – London
Tel: 0207 809 2172
Email: [email protected]

Helena Berman, Partner – London
Tel: 0207 809 2196
Email: [email protected]

Art & Cultural Property:
The firm’s art team is a well-established and highly experienced team. It acts for major players in the art world on some of the most high profile art transactions and disputes. Stephenson Harwood has clients from a wide range of jurisdictions which demonstrates its international reputation as leading experts on art matters. The firm has also built up an extensive international network of specialist lawyers in other jurisdictions which enables it to progress cross-border matters efficiently and effectively.

Contacts:
Roland Foord, Partner – London
Tel: 0207 809 2315
Email: [email protected]

Stephen Roberts, Partner – London
Tel: 0207 809 2336
Email: [email protected]

Private Aircraft:
The international aviation finance and aerospace group includes members in London, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong. The firm regularly advises on complex, multijurisdictional aircraft transactions, including private jets. The private jet team’s expertise and experience enables it to deliver the whole range of services, including advice on transaction structuring, acquisition, financing, operation, tax and repossession.
Contacts:
James Collins, Partner - London
Tel: 020 7809 2687
Email: [email protected]

Edward Campbell, Partner – Paris
Tel: +331 4415 8003
Email: [email protected]

Yachts & Superyachts:
The firm has seven partners specialising in yachts and superyachts across all disciplines and it considers that the depth of the firm’s super yacht practice, which is recognised on a global basis, makes it one of the leading firms in the industry. The firm also has an international team of over 75 lawyers in the wider maritime sector that can support the yacht team in acting for owners, banks, brokers, charterers, managers and yacht builders.

Contacts:
Neil Noble, Partner – London
Tel: 0207 809 2670
Email: [email protected]

Roy Chan, Partner – Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2533 2789
Email: [email protected]

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