06 Jan 2015

Stephenson Harwood appoints new head of finance

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International law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has appointed Sue Moore as head of its global Finance Practice Group.

Sue is a restructuring and insolvency lawyer, and she joined Stephenson Harwood's banking and restructuring group, part of the finance practice, in 2012.

She has extensive experience of dealing with all types of issues arising in connection with financial distress, whether contentious or non-contentious. Her notable cases include the restructuring of Monarch Airlines, the pre-packs of Thomson Directories Limited and the RSM Tenon Group and the restructuring of the Co-op Bank. In April 2013, Sue was appointed as one of the two Solicitor Members of the Insolvency Rules Committee.

Stephenson Harwood's finance group is highly regarded in the City and globally, with specialists in aircraft finance and leasing, rail, rolling stock finance, ship finance and leasing, banking, restructuring, real estate finance, and oil and gas, offshore construction and renewables finance.

Sharon White, CEO of Stephenson Harwood, said: "Sue has made a tremendous impact on the firm since she joined and has grown our profile in restructuring considerably. We are very pleased that she has agreed to lead the finance practice's development over the coming years. We also want to thank Mark Russell who has led the finance practice for the past 18 years, and who has played a key role in the finance practice’s growth and success both in London and internationally."

Sue added: "I am very pleased to take on the role and lead the finance practice in its next chapter of growth and development. Over recent years, restructurings have become more complex and typically bring together teams from across finance and the wider firm. I now look forward to working with my colleagues to continue to build our international finance practice."

Sue has been appointed with effect from 1 January 2015.

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