Senior Partner: Roland Foord
CEO: Eifion Morris
Chief Operating Officer: Clive Ruse
Number of partners: 180
Arbitration: Kamal Shah, Shai Wade
Art & Cultural Property: Roland Foord
Aviation Finance: Richard Parsons
Aviation Litigation: Paul Phillips
Banking: James Linforth
Commercial: Dan Holland
Commercial Litigation: Ed Davis, Paul Thwaite
Commodities: Haris Zografakis
Competition: Marta Garcia
Construction: Ron Nobbs
Contentious Trusts & Probate: Jenny McKeown, Helena Berman
Corporate: Tom Nicholls
Corporate Finance: Sam Gray
Employee Incentives: Barbara Allen
Employment: Paul Reeves
Pensions: Philip Goodchild
Finance: Tammy Samuels
Fraud & Asset Tracing: Ros Prince
Funds & ECM: William Saunders
Healthcare: Karima Hudson
Hotels & Leisure: Catroina Berman
Insurance: Alex Davis
Intellectual Property: Alexandra Pygall
Leasing: Lisa Marks
Life Sciences: Alexandra Pygall
Marine & International Trade: Alex Davis Offshore
Construction: Stuart Beadnall
Oil & Gas: Marc Hammerson
Private Equity: Jonathan Pittal
Private Wealth: James Quarmby
Professional Practices: Roland Foord
Projects & Infrastructure: Jonathan Cripps
Rail: Tammy Samuel, Suzanne Tarplee
Real Estate: Jonathon Wilkes
Real Estate Finance: Paul Hayward-Surry
Real Estate Litigation: Andrew Myers
Regulation: Tony Woodcock
Restructuring & Insolvency: Susan Moore
Sanctions: Sue Millar
Ship Finance: Ian Mace
Tax: Maryanna Sharrock
THE FIRM Stephenson Harwood is a law firm with over 1,100 people worldwide, including more than 180 partners. The firm’s people are committed to achieving the goals of clients – listed and private companies, institutions and individuals.
Stephenson Harwood assembles teams of bright thinkers to match its clients’ needs and give the right advice from the right person at the right time. Dedicating the highest calibre of legal talent to overcome the most complex issues, the firm delivers pragmatic, expert advice that is set squarely in the real world.
The firm is headquartered in London, with nine offices across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. In addition, the firm has forged close ties with other high quality law firms. This diverse mix of expertise and culture results in a combination of deep local insight and the capability to provide a seamless international service.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Commercial Litigation: The team has a long track record of advising clients on their most challenging disputes and has acted on many of the largest, bet-the-company cases. Clients span every major industry and sector, ranging from multinational corporations, financial institutions, large and medium sized companies, professionals and trustees, to governments, charities, and high net worth individuals and their corporate interests. The team represent clients in High Court litigation, international and domestic arbitration, manage proceedings in other jurisdictions, and coordinate proceedings across multiple jurisdictions. The firm also advises and assists clients on ADR, including mediation.
Corporate: The award-winning corporate team provides a range of expertise that includes public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investment funds, equity capital markets, corporate governance, private equity and venture capital. Comprising of dedicated and pragmatic individuals, the corporate team services an international client base across a variety of sectors, with a particular focus on transportation, healthcare, life sciences, corporate real estate, financial services, oil and gas and technology.
Employment, Pensions & Private Wealth: The international practice advises on all areas of employment and pensions law. The employment practice handles the full range of contentious and non-contentious, transactional and advisory employment work, and is a market leader in restrictive covenants and employee competition. The pensions practice advise on a variety of matters ranging from advice on day-to-day legal issues to advice on documentation, corporate transactions, investment, member disputes and litigation.
The team also advise in relation to incentives, immigration and partnerships. Both teams work across a broad range of industries including financial services, leisure, life sciences, transportation and luxury goods. The private wealth team is renowned for giving no-nonsense practical advice on complex tax, contentious and non-contentious private wealth issues in an agile and responsive way. It acts for UHNW individuals and family offices internationally, predominantly for entrepreneurial wealth generators. The team is best known for advising on some of the most complicated, sought after work in the market, with a focus on international, cross-border work.
Finance: The award winning finance team is highly regarded by clients for its excellence, broad experience and versatility. The team works on demanding and innovative deals globally acting for many leading UK and international banks and financiers investment companies, other corporates, lessors, funds and other stakeholders. The team’s expertise covers a broad range of assets including ship and offshore assets, aircraft rolling stock, machinery and equipment, infrastructure projects, oil and gas projects, real estate and renewables including EfW and solar. The firm also advises on leveraged and acquisition finance trade finance Islamic finance leasing and restructuring.
Marine & International Trade: The international practice is serviced by specialist lawyers based in key shipping and trade hubs worldwide. The firm is well positioned to advise on any shipping or trade-related concern, from the most complex marine incident or financing structure to the more straightforward sale and purchase dispute or cargo claim. The team has acted on some of the most high-profile and important cases in the maritime industry for some of the world’s largest ship owners, ship yards, banks, insurers, P&I clubs, offshore eservices companies and commodity traders.
Real Estate & Projects: This combined team advise across the spectrum of infrastructure and real estate project development and financing, providing full lifecycle support. This includes investment acquisitions and disposals, financings development projects, sale and leasebacks as well as ongoing property and asset management matters. This group is also experienced in securing planning permissions and advising on environmental issues. Clients include the spectrum of public and private sector participants, including major institutional investors and financiers, developers, fund managers, hotel groups, public sector bodies and corporates operating in the space.