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Stephenson Harwood LLP

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Stephenson Harwood is a law firm with over 1,100 people worldwide, including more than 190 partners. The firm’s people are committed to achieving the goals of clients – listed and private companies, institutions and individuals.
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Senior Partner: Roland Foord

CEO: Eifion Morris

Chief Operating Officer: Axel Koelsch

Number of partners: 180

Contacts:

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

Hotels & Leisure: Catriona Berman

Insurance: Alex Davis;

Intellectual Property: Alexandra Pygall

Leasing: Lisa Marks

Life Sciences: Alexandra Pygall

Marine & International Trade: Alex Davis

Offshore construction: Stuart Beadnall

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: Sean Jeffrey

Restructuring & Insolvency: Julian Cahn

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 eight 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 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 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.

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This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2022 Europe 2022 Asia-Pacific 2022 Greater China Region 2022 High Net Worth 2021 Litigation Support 2022

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International Arbitration 2021 in Hong Kong

Authors: Andrew Rigden Green, Fan Yang, Evangeline Quek, Elizabeth Sloane

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Banking & Finance: Borrowers: Lower Mid-Market
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Banking & Finance: Lenders: Lower Mid-Market
Band 2
Banking Litigation
Band 4
Commercial and Corporate Litigation
Band 3
Construction: Contentious
Band 3
Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market
Band 4

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Banking & Finance: Mid-Market


Julie Romer
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Banking Litigation


Edward Davis
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Genevieve Quierin
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John Fordham
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Commercial and Corporate Litigation


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John FordhamBanking Litigation
John FordhamCommercial and Corporate Litigation
John FordhamFraud: Civil
Stuart FrithRestructuring/Insolvency: Personal Insolvency
Eminent Practitioners
Eifion MorrisIntellectual Property
Band 1
Roland FoordArt and Cultural Property Law
Paul PhillipsAviation: Dispute Resolution
Barbara AllenEmployee Share Schemes & Incentives
Tony WoodcockFinancial Services: Contentious Regulatory
William SaundersInvestment Funds: Closed-ended Listed Funds
Tammy SamuelTransport: Rail
Band 2
Tom NichollsCapital Markets: AIM
Ros PrinceFraud: Civil
Jonathan CrippsInfrastructure: PFI/PPP
Gabriel BoghossianInvestment Funds: Investor Representation
Helena BermanPensions Litigation
Jonathon WilkesReal Estate: Mainly Mid-Market

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