Sharon White  

Sharon White
Chief executive T: +44 20 7809 2147 Email Sharon | Vcard

General enquiries

T: +44 20 7329 4422


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.
  • Profile
  • Experience
  • Key contacts
  • How to find us

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.


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


Stephenson Harwood LLP
1 Finsbury Circus
T: +44 20 7329 4422 │F: +44 20 7329 7100 │Email us

How to find us

  • Tube
Nearest tube station: Moorgate or Liverpool Street

Latest news & insights

19 Mar 2019

From Insights

Dividends, recovery plans and long-term funding targets

Trustees and sponsors of defined benefit pension schemes should be aware of the annual funding statement issued by the Pensions Regulator in March 2019.


18 Mar 2019

From Insights

High Court clarifies its approach to determination of "Loss" under the 1992 ISDA Master Agreement

Under the 1992 ISDA Master Agreement, following an event of default, there is either an automatic termination or the non-defaulting party can serve a notice designatin..


15 Mar 2019

From Insights

Putting a "stop" to Contractual Estoppel: but on what basis?

Contractual Estoppel has been described as giving "super-charged effect to bank boilerplate clauses". But to what extent did last year's Court of Appeal judgment in Fi..


11 Mar 2019

From Insights

Williams Rail Review – where are we now?

In the first of a series of articles on the Williams Rail Review, Jacqueline Cook and Darren Fodey from the Stephenson Harwood Rail Team consider what has happened so ..


07 Mar 2019

From Insights

Pensions snapshot - March 2019

This edition of snapshot looks at the latest legal developments in pensions.


06 Mar 2019

From Insights

Dealing with rail disputes - a series of top tips: (1) "Change" under franchise agreements"

Over the course of this month and the next three months, members of the Stephenson Harwood rail disputes team will be considering a number of topical issues relating t..


05 Mar 2019

From Insights

Stephenson Harwood's commercial and tech update - February 2019

Welcome to this month's edition of our commercial and tech update, covering a wide range of topics from Facebook's lacklustre approach in dealing with IP infringement ..


04 Mar 2019

From Insights

How to get documents or information in England during disputes (Russian Version)

Наличие достаточной информации и доказательств является залогом успеха в судебных процессах.


04 Mar 2019

From Insights

How to get documents or information in England during disputes

Information and evidence is key when it comes to winning disputes. However, in civil law systems, it is often very difficult for a claimant to obtain information from ..


01 Mar 2019

From Insights

On the right track?

Writing for Rail Professional, senior associates Charlotte Heywood and Darren Fodey provide their tips on dealing with disputes under track access contracts, in the se..


28 Feb 2019

From Insights

Data Protection update - February 2019

Welcome to the February 2019 edition of our Data Protection bulletin, our monthly update covering key developments in data protection law.


22 Feb 2019

From News

Stephenson Harwood advises CAF on transformational Welsh project

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) on a transformational rolling stock project for Wales.


21 Feb 2019

From Insights

No breach of fiduciary duty by broker for failure to disclose level of commission

In Medsted Associates Ltd v Canaccord Genuity Wealth (International) Ltd [2017] EWHC 1815 (Comm) Teare J held that a broker owed fiduciary duties to investors introduc..


15 Feb 2019

From Insights

Have the headwinds changed for Regulation 261/2004 claims in the UK?

The Court of Appeal decisions in Blanche v easyJet and Bott & Co v Ryanair


14 Feb 2019

From Insights

Medical devices regulation countdown

This regulatory topic has become increasingly pertinent, ahead of the countdown to the EU's new medical device and in-vitro diagnostic rules, set to take effect in May..


14 Feb 2019

From Insights

UK sanctions post-Brexit

On 23 May 2018, the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act (the "Sanctions Act") received Royal Assent. The Act is intended to give the UK the power to control its sa..


© 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.