Our teams of talented individuals work with energy and commitment to achieve our clients' goals.

About us

Stephenson Harwood is a law firm with over 900 people worldwide, including more than 140 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 nine offices across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. In addition we have 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.

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Key facts and figures






​People worldwide



Top rankings for individuals



​Offices worldwide



Of our people are based in Asia



Languages spoken by our staff



​Clients in over 90 countries



Revenue growth in the last 5 years

Our work  

We assemble teams with the right expertise to meet our clients' needs and draw on the highest calibre of talent to overcome the most complex issues.

Particular areas of strength include:

  • Commercial litigation
  • Corporate
  • Employment and pensions
  • Finance
  • Marine and international trade
  • Real estate

Our clients

We advise a wide range of listed and private companies, institutions and individuals. Our recent client survey demonstrated that clients value our pragmatic, commercial advice.

Our clients include the following organisations:

  • Accor Hotels
  • AirAsia
  • American Airlines
  • BNP Paribas
  • BTG
  • Capita
  • China Light and Power
  • Christie's
  • Den Norske Bank
  • DVB Bank
  • easyHotel
  • FBN Bank
  • Gap Europe
  • GDF Suez
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • HSBC
  • InterContinental Hotels
  • Jupiter
  • KPMG
  • LaSalle Investment Management
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • LVMH (Moet Hennessy)
  • Macquarie
  • Mizuho Bank
  • Natixis
  • Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
  • Pension Protection Fund
  • Piramal Enterprises
  • RSA
  • SNCF
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland 
  • Threadneedle Investments
  • UK Power Networks Services
  • Vitol

You can find out more about the work we do for our clients by looking at the deals on the services and sectors pages.

Our values

Four deeply held values govern our behaviour and the quality of service we deliver for clients.

Encourage creativity and develop talent.

Be the best and deliver the highest standards.

Work together to build close, long-term relationships.

Straight talking
Say what you mean and do what you say.

Diversity and inclusion

We are committed to encouraging and maintaining a culture of inclusivity where everyone feels supported to meet his/her full potential as well as inspire people across diverse backgrounds to access the full range of opportunities available to them in a professional law firm.


Our approach

Creating a culture of inclusivity is at the core of our business strategy. We want to be a place where our people feel challenged, engaged and supported to fulfil their potential and perform at their best.


Widening access to the legal profession

We aim to attract and inspire the best people to the legal profession, developing and empowering people from all backgrounds and at all levels to use their initiative and make things happen. 


Inclusive career progression and work practices

We are committed to ensuring a consistent diversity mix through our career development programmes and networks.

Corporate social responsibility

Our corporate social responsibility programme aims to build a sustainable, responsible and diverse working environment which reflects our values and aspirations for the future. It reflects our commitment to excellence in corporate citizenship and is an important part of our firm's overall strategy.



Many of our people have volunteered to help at the Bromley by Bow Centre.



We are delighted to partner with the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity as the firm's current charity of the year.


Pro bono

Our lawyers provide free legal advice to the Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau.



We are committed to doing the best we can for the environment.

© Stephenson Harwood LLP 2016. Any reference to Stephenson Harwood in this document means Stephenson Harwood LLP and/or its affiliated undertakings. Any reference to a partner is used to refer to a member of Stephenson Harwood LLP.