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Sharon White

Sharon White
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Stephenson Harwood works with a sophisticated, internationally diverse range of corporate, institutional and individual clients across Europe. We are renowned for providing high quality legal support for international transactions and dispute resolution in addition to the day to day legal needs of our clients.
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Our client base is international and we regularly advise on multi-jurisdictional transactions and disputes. Our legal experts are dedicated to providing the right legal solution for clients, at the right time.

We are able to service our clients' needs in Europe either through our own offices in London, Paris and Piraeus or through our longstanding relationships with independent preferred firms across all the major business centres in Europe.

These partner firms share a similar philosophy and working style to Stephenson Harwood and are home to acknowledged legal experts in each jurisdiction. This means our clients benefit from a responsive, consistently high quality service delivered in a way that they know and appreciate.

Our extensive transactional and dispute resolution experience across Europe means we have the expertise and capability to navigate the complexities of working across a number of different legal jurisdictions in order to deliver the optimum result for our clients.

HNA Group

A leading China based conglomerate with a global turnover of US$19 billion - advised on the financing of its acquisition from GE Capital of the TIP Trailer Services group.

GSK

Advised GSK on a number of trade mark matters including a multi-jurisdictional dispute relating to the colour of its global blockbuster inhaler product, Seretide.

BTG plc

We have advised this FTSE-250 specialist pharmaceutical company for many years on a wide variety of corporate, commercial and intellectual property matters, including its £177 million acquisition of Biocompatibles International plc.

Vincent Tchenguiz

Advised companies associated with property magnate Vincent Tchenguiz in a high profile Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation.

incadea plc

Advised this Munich based software company on the acquisition of RC Real Business Solutions GmbH and the subsequent £121m takeover of incadea by Dealertrack Technologies Inc.

Macquarie Bank

Advised on its entry into the European rolling stock leasing market, including the acquisition of passenger and freight portfolios operating across a wide range of European jurisdictions.

Findus Group

Advised Findus, one of the largest frozen food manufacturers in Europe, on the acquisition of the retail business of Lutosa, a leading Belgian potato brand.

Aircraft financing transactions

Advising major European banks such as Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas on multiple aircraft financing transactions.

Sharon White

Sharon White Chief executive

T: +44 20 7809 2147
Email Sharon | Vcard Office: London

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