Senior Partner: Roland Foord
CEO: Eifion Morris
Number of partners: 180
Number of other lawyers: 500
Arbitration: Louis Flannery
Art & Cultural Property: Roland Foord
Aviation Finance: Richard Parsons
Aviation Litigation: Paul Phillips
Banking: James Linforth
Commercial: Dan Holland
Commercial Litigation: John Fordham
Commodities: Haris Zografakis
Competition: Marta Garcia
Construction: Paul Thwaite
Consumer: Andrew McLean
Contentious Trusts & Probate: Jenny McKeown, Helena Berman
Corporate Finance: Duncan Stiles
Employee Incentives: Barbara Allen
Employment & Pensions: Mark Catchpole
Energy: Andrew McLean
Fraud & Asset Tracing: Ros Prince, Alan Bercow
Funds: 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
Projects: Jonathan Cripps
Rail: Tammy Samuel
Real Estate: Jonathon Wilkes
Real Estate Finance: Paul Hayward-Surry
Real Estate Litigation: Andrew Myers
Regulatory Litigation: Tony Woodcock
Restructuring & Insolvency: Susan Moore
Sanctions: Sue Millar
Ship Finance: Ian Mace
Tax: Hugo Jenney
THE FIRM Stephenson Harwood is a law firm with over 1,000 people worldwide, including more than 170 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 ten 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 healthcare and life sciences, corporate real estate, financial and professional services, insurance, oil and gas and technology.
Employment & Pensions: The international practice advise 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.
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 & 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 services companies and commodity traders.
Real Estate: The team advises on investment acquisitions and disposals, financings, development projects, sale and leasebacks and other structures, as well as ongoing property management matters. It has extensive experience of real estate development and regeneration, securing planning permissions and advising on environmental issues. Clients include major institutional investors and financiers, developers, fund managers, hotel groups, public sector bodies and corporate occupiers.
OTHER PRACTICE AREAS Banking; commercial; contentious trusts; employment; environment; funds; intellectual property; pensions; projects; restructuring and insolvency; tax and private wealth.
OTHER OFFICES Beijing, Dubai, Hong Kong, Paris, Piraeus, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Yangon.
ASSOCIATED OFFICES Athens, Bucharest, Guangzhou, Jakarta.