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From our London headquarters we advise our international client base on complex legal matters in a pragmatic and commercial way.

We focus on developing a deep understanding of our clients' businesses and the sectors in which they operate. We provide targeted legal advice quickly and efficiently to meet our clients' business and personal needs.
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We advise listed and private companies, institutions and individuals from across the globe in one of the world's principal financial and commercial centres.

Our London office boasts some of the City's leading lawyers. The challenging and exciting nature of our work enables us to attract some of the brightest talent in the legal profession, across a range of specialist areas. Our clients benefit from this great strength in depth because we can deploy the right people with the right level of expertise at the right time.

Our teams of lawyers work together to deliver a consistently high quality level of service across a broad range of practice areas and sectors. We deliver creative and robust legal solutions to the complex problems faced by our clients. We explain those solutions in straight forward language that our clients can understand.

Tchenguiz

In one of the largest disputes of the past decade, the ongoing multi-faceted Tchenguiz litigation, we have achieved a series of victories including securing jurisdiction against Kaupthing Bank Hf and a successful Judicial Review challenge against the SFO.

TPG Specialty Lending, Inc.

We advised TPG Specialty Lending (TPG) on the English aspects of a financing for Marlin Equity Partners' SEK443m acquisition of IBS AB, a leading global company offering integrated ERP, WMS and supply chain solutions. We also advised TPG Specialty Lending on the English financing aspects of Eli Global's acquisition of Helix Health (a leading provider of pharmacy and practice management software across the UK and Ireland) and Socrates Healthcare.

Next Energy Solar Fund

We advised Next Energy Solar Fund's subsidiaries in relation to a two year substantial revolving loan facility with Macquarie Bank Limited, London Branch (as lender). The purpose of the facility was to fund the costs of acquiring, constructing and commissioning solar PV projects in England and Wales.

LIBOR and FX Spot manipulation allegations 

Advised financial institutions and high net worth individuals involved in LIBOR and FX Spot manipulation allegations on complex issues of legal privilege, whistleblowing and employee incentives, including successfully litigating on these issues.

Board of the Pension Protection Fund ("PPF"), dispute on compensation

Represented the PPF in an ongoing dispute, effectively seeking to challenge the scope of PPF compensation (Grenville Holden Hampshire v The Board of the Pension Protection Fund [2014]).

DNB Bank ASA and Mizuho Corporate Bank

We acted for both banks for the US$608 million restructuring of the 2011 joint venture vehicle established by Teekay Corporation and Marubeni Corporation for the acquisition of AP Moeller-Maersk's LNG shipping business.

ING Real Estate, £325 million Redevelopment and Refinancing, London

We acted for ING Real Estate and Berlin-Hannoversche Hypothekenbank on the redevelopment and financing of the iconic riverside building Sea Containers’ House part of which now comprises the flagship Mondrian hotel.  

Piramal Healthcare UK Limited

We advised Piramal in relation to a £20 million term, revolving and receivables financing provided by HSBC Bank plc.

Cofely GDF Suez

Advising Cofely GDF Suez (one of the world's largest energy companies) on the acquisition of Lend Lease's UK facilities management business. We advised Cofely GDF Suez on all legal aspects of the acquisition, including tax, pensions and projects. 

Financial Reporting Council

Advising in relation to the public interest cases brought by the FRC and its predecessor, the Joint Disciplinary Scheme, including representing a Big 4 firm where the adequacy of its audit of the a global investment bank was questioned.
 
Mark Catchpole

Mark Catchpole Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2059
M: +44 7767 624 975 Email Mark | Vcard Office: London

Andrew Edge

Andrew Edge Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2102
M: +44 7771 921 780 Email Andrew | Vcard Office: London

John Fordham

John Fordham Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2300
M: +44 7909 925 436 Email John | Vcard Office: London

Susan Moore

Susan Moore Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2111
M: +44 77 6997 6929 Email Susan | Vcard Office: London

Mike Phillips

Mike Phillips Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2627
M: +44 7824 814 433 Email Mike | Vcard Office: London

Jonathon Wilkes

Jonathon Wilkes Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2522
Email Jonathon | Vcard Office: London

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Latest news & insights

24 Oct 2017

From Insights

A review of recent developments and trends in FCA Enforcement (webcast 2017)

In this webcast, Alex Irvine, an associate in our regulatory litigation team, will consider some of the key developments and trends in FCA Enforcement over the course ..

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20 Oct 2017

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COT's top four commercial issues - October 2017

The commercial, outsourcing and technology ("COT") team's monthly snapshot shall run you through the top 4 commercial issues that have got us talking in September.

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20 Oct 2017

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Partner Sue Millar named 'Woman Lawyer of the Year'

Commercial litigation partner, Sue Millar, was named 'Woman Lawyer of the Year' at the Law Society Excellence Awards 2017, held in London last night.

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19 Oct 2017

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Stephenson Harwood advises Novacyt SA on AIM IPO

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised Novacyt SA on its €25 million AIM IPO.

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17 Oct 2017

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A brief overview of the doctrine of privilege (webcast 2017)

In this webcast, Sabina Lillyman, a senior associate in our commercial litigation group, will consider some recent case law which has raised important implications for..

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16 Oct 2017

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Consequences of President Trump's refusal to re-certify the Iran Deal

On Friday 13th October, President Trump announced the results of the US strategic review of its policy towards Iran. We provide a summary of those conclusions and what..

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09 Oct 2017

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GMRAs – a review of two recent cases in the English High Court (2017 webcast)

In this webcast, Jeremy Livingston reviews two recent cases in which the English High Court has considered a range of issues arising from the application of the close-..

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09 Oct 2017

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Pensions Snapshot - October 2017

This edition of snapshot summarises some of the key legal and regulatory developments that occurred up to the end of September 2017 in relation to occupational pension..

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05 Oct 2017

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Promise over a drink - did you mean it?

Legend has it that a lot of property deals are done over a drink. But what does that really mean? What do you need to have a binding contract and can you make a deal i..

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04 Oct 2017

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Stephenson Harwood advises HC-One on its agreement with AXA to operate care homes

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised HC-One on its arrangements with AXA to operate UK care facilities for AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets, following AXA ..

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04 Oct 2017

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Financial mis-selling claims – the key principles and an update (2017 webcast)

In this webcast, Donna Newman takes stock of the court's approach to financial mis-selling claims in light of the principles emerging from the case law over the last f..

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02 Oct 2017

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Rubin Weston joins Stephenson Harwood as partner

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has strengthened its global finance practice with the addition of partner Rubin Weston in London.

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29 Sep 2017

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Data Protection update - September 2017

In this issue, we report that the long awaited Data Protection Bill has been introduced before the UK Parliament. We consider the ICO's draft guidance on contracts and..

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29 Sep 2017

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CAPITAL letters - Issue 24

However you may wish to dress it up, taxation is the license the government gives itself to confiscate your money, or at least a defined portion of it. We cannot argue..

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28 Sep 2017

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Stephenson Harwood wins Maritime Law Award at Lloyd's List Global Awards

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has received the Maritime Law Award at Lloyd's Lists' 2017 Global Awards.

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21 Sep 2017

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All in a good cause?

Darren Fodey and Richard Shepherd look at the consequences of new passenger protections for train operators.

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