Stephenson Harwood LLP
Senior Partner: Roland Foord
CEO: Eifion Morris
Number of partners: 190
Arbitration: Rovine Chandrasekera, Kamal Shah
Art & Cultural Property: Roland Foord
Aviation Finance: Richard Parsons
Aviation Litigation: Paul Phillips
Banking: James Linforth
Banking Litigation: Ed Davis, Sue Millar
Commercial: Dan Holland
Commercial Litigation: Ed Davis, Paul Thwaite
Commodities: Haris Zografakis
Competition: Marta Garcia
Construction: Ron Nobbs, Graeme Barton
Contentious Trusts & Probate: Jenny McKeown, Helena Berman
Corporate: Tom Nicholls
Corporate Finance: Sam Gray
Data protection: Katie Hewson, Jenna Franklin
Employee Incentives: Nicholas Stretch
Employment: Paul Reeves
Pensions: Philip Goodchild
Finance: Tammy Samuel
Fraud & Asset Recovery: Ros Prince
Funds & ECM: William Saunders
Hotels & Leisure: Catriona Berman
Insurance: Alex Davis, Joe O'Keeffe
Intellectual Property: Alexandra Pygall
Leasing: Don Brown
Life Sciences: Alexandra Pygall
Marine & International Trade: Alex Davis
Offshore construction: Stuart Beadnall, Max Lemanski
Private Equity: Jonathan Pittal
Private Wealth: James Quarmby, Jonathan Conder
Professional Practices: Roland Foord
Projects & Infrastructure: Jonathan Cripps
Rail: Tammy Samuel, Suzanne Tarplee
Real Estate: Simon Brading
Real Estate Finance: James Linforth, Paul Hayward-Surry
Real Estate Litigation: Andrew Myers
Regulation: Sean Jeffrey
Restructuring & Insolvency: Julian Cahn
Sanctions: Sue Millar
Ship Finance: Ian Mace
Tax: John Meehan
Stephenson Harwood is a law firm with over 1300 people worldwide, including more than 190 partners. Our people are committed to achieving the goals of our clients - listed and private companies, institutions and individuals.
We assemble teams of bright thinkers to match our 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, we deliver pragmatic, expert advice that is set squarely in the real world.
Our headquarters are in London, with eight offices across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. In addition we have forged close ties with other high quality law firms and an integrated local law capability in Singapore and the PRC. 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, decarbonisation and technology.
Employment, Pensions, Immigration & Private Wealth: 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.
Finance: The award winning international 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, corporates, lessors, funds and other stakeholders. The team’s expertise covers a broad range of assets including ship and offshore assets, aviation, rail and bus, machinery and equipment, infrastructure 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 services 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, advising on environmental issues and on construction projects. 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.
Other Offices: Dubai, Hong Kong, Paris, Piraeus, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore.
Associated Offices: Athens, Bucharest, Guangzhou, Jakarta.
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