Legal notices

Stephenson Harwood is an international legal practice carried on by Stephenson Harwood LLP and its affiliated practices. Accordingly, references in this Legal Notices statement and elsewhere in this website to Stephenson Harwood mean Stephenson Harwood LLP and the other partnerships and other entities or practices authorised to use the name "Stephenson Harwood" or one or more of those practices as the context requires. Please refer to the country specific statements below for the details of the legal entity practising in each country.

Any reference to a partner means a member of Stephenson Harwood LLP or a person holding a similar position in one of our affiliated practices.

United Kingdom

Stephenson Harwood LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registration number OC373597. It is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Solicitors Regulation Authority ("SRA") under number 567651. Information on the regulations of the SRA and the Solicitors' Code of Conduct can be found at www.sra.org.uk.

A list of the names of the partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its principal office, 1 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7SH.

Stephenson Harwood LLP is committed to delivering high quality legal advice and client care. If you are a client and are unhappy about any aspect of the service you have received or about any bill we render, you should contact the partner handling your matter or your relationship partner, who can, if applicable, initiate our complaints procedure. If you are not satisfied with our handling of your complaint, you may be entitled to ask the Legal Ombudsman, PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ (www.legalombudsman.org.uk) to consider the complaint. Normally, eligible complainants will need to bring a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman within ​twelve months of receiving a final written response from us about the complaint.

Stephenson Harwood LLP is registered for VAT purposes with VAT registration number GB 243 3939 54.

Contact details for our office in London can be found here.

Dubai

We practise law in Dubai through Stephenson Harwood Middle East LLP, a limited liability partnership incorporated in the Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with Commercial Licence No. CL1307. The firm is authorised and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority.

The office of Stephenson Harwood Middle East LLP is at Office 01, 04, Level 12, Tower 2, Al Fattan Currency House, Dubai International Financial Centre, P.O. Box 482017, Dubai, UAE.

Contact details for our office in Dubai can be found here.

France

We practise law in France through Stephenson Harwood AARPI, an association d'avocats à responsabilité professionnelle individuelle. Its office is at 19 place Vendome, 75001 Paris.

All of the French lawyers in the Paris office are registered with the Ordre des Avocats, the relevant French regulatory body. As an international law firm, our Paris office includes lawyers qualified in other jurisdictions who are either registered with the Ordre des Avocats and/or are members of the bar of other jurisdictions.

Professional regulations applicable to members of the Ordre des Avocats are available through the French Bar Association at www.avocatparis.org

Contact details for our office in France can be found here.

Greece

We practise law in Greece through a branch of Stephenson Harwood LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registration number OC373597. It is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales under number 567651.

A list of names of the partners and their professional qualifications is open for inspection at the firm's principal office, 1 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7SH.

All Greek lawyers in the Greek office are registered with the relevant local bar association. As an international law firm, our Greek office includes lawyers qualified in other jurisdictions who are either registered with the local bar association and/or are members of the bar of other jurisdictions.

Stephenson Harwood LLP's Greece office is at Ariston Building, 2 Filellinon & Akti Miaouli, Piraeus 185 36, Greece.

Contact details for our office in Greece can be found here.

Hong Kong and China

We practise law in Hong Kong through Stephenson Harwood, a Hong Kong partnership which is registered with the Law Society of Hong Kong as a Hong Kong law firm authorised to practise Hong Kong law. The Hong Kong firm has branches in Beijing and Shanghai.

All Hong Kong lawyers based in Hong Kong who are admitted in Hong Kong are regulated by the Law Society in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong firm includes lawyers qualified in other jurisdictions who are either registered with the local bar association and/or are members of the bar of other jurisdictions.

The office of Stephenson Harwood Hong Kong is at 18th floor, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong.

Contact details for our offices in Hong Kong and China can be found here.
 

Republic of Korea

We practise law in the Republic of Korea through a branch in Seoul of Stephenson Harwood LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registration number 0C373597. It is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales under number 567651.

A list of names of the partners and their professional qualifications is open for inspection at the firm's principal office, 1 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7SH.

As an international law firm, our Korea office includes lawyers qualified in other jurisdictions who are either registered with the local bar association and/or are members of the bar of other jurisdictions.

Stephenson Harwood LLP's Korea office is at Level 21, International Finance Centre Seoul TWO IFC, 10 Gukjegeumyung-Ro, Youngdeungpo-Gu, Seoul, 150-945, Republic of Korea. Contact details for our office in Korea can be found here.

Singapore

We practise English law through Stephenson Harwood LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in Singapore with registration number T13LL0821C, which is a licensed foreign law practice licensed by the Singapore Attorney-General. Stephenson Harwood LLP is a member of the Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance, which is a formal law alliance between Stephenson Harwood LLP and Virtus Law LLP licensed by the Singapore Attorney-General. The Alliance is able to provide legal services in all permitted areas of Singapore law as prescribed by applicable laws and regulations.

The office of Stephenson Harwood LLP is located at 1 Raffles Place #18-61, 048616, Singapore. A list of the partners may be inspected at the aforementioned address.

All lawyers in the Singapore office are registered by the Singapore Attorney-General to practise foreign law in Singapore. Certain of the lawyers are admitted in Singapore and regulated by the Law Society of Singapore. As an international law firm, our Singapore office includes lawyers qualified in other jurisdictions who are regulated by the relevant regulatory body in their place of admission.

Contact details for our office in Singapore can be found here.

Professional indemnity insurance

Each Stephenson Harwood office holds professional indemnity insurance. In accordance with the disclosure requirements of the Provision of Services Regulations 2009, details of Stephenson Harwood LLP's compulsory professional indemnity insurance in England and Wales are as follows. Our insurers are Travelers Insurance Company Limited. The insurance includes cover for the London practice of Stephenson Harwood and will extend to its acts or omissions wherever in the world they occur.

The offices of Stephenson Harwood outside England and Wales are covered by the same professional indemnity insurance provided by Travelers Insurance Company Limited. In addition, the Hong Kong and China offices hold compulsory professional indemnity insurance in accordance with the requirements of the Law Society of Hong Kong. The office in Paris holds compulsory professional indemnity insurance in accordance with the requirements of the Ordre des Avocats de Paris (Paris Bar Association). 

Anti-bribery and anti-corruption

We have in place anti-bribery and anti-corruption policies and procedures which apply to all partners and employees of the Firm and to those who otherwise work or undertake business on its behalf (wherever situated). These prohibit their engaging in corrupt activity in any part of the world and require them to report any occasion on which they are invited, or suspect that others have been invited or have made an invitation, to act corruptly. They also provide guidance as to the giving and receipt of gifts and hospitality.

We expect our clients to have in place similar policies and procedures appropriate to their businesses.  

Fraudulent emails

It appears to have become more common for a solicitors firm's name to be used in fraudulent or scam emails sent to private or corporate email accounts. These emails typically seek to attract victims by suggesting that the recipients are (or can be) the beneficiary of a substantial sum of money or have won some prize. Commonly these emails seek personal data, which may then be used in other illegal activities, or in some cases seek to persuade the victims to part with their own money, which is never seen again.

It is also possible that people receive similar communications by other means, such as by unsolicited call, letter or in a document (or website) purporting to relate to the firm.

People who receive any such communication bearing the above or similar hallmarks and which includes a reference to Stephenson Harwood LLP and/or a Stephenson Harwood lawyer are advised that neither this firm nor any of our lawyers have any involvement whatsoever in the subject matter of those communications and that such references are unauthorised and unlawful. Please notify us of such communications. You are advised not to respond to such communications (and in particular not to provide personal or confidential information) and (if received by email) to delete them.

If you would like to check whether a communication is genuine, please email info@shlegal.com. For further guidance on recognising and reporting scams, please visit the SRA website

Other

With effect from 1 May 2012 Stephenson Harwood in the UK converted to and now practises as a limited liability partnership, Stephenson Harwood LLP. Some documents available on this website were produced before 1 May 2012. Nothing in those documents is to be taken to indicate that Stephenson Harwood LLP or any of its limited liability affiliated practices are unlimited liability partnerships, general partnerships, or in general partnership with each other.

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