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03 May 2016

Stephenson Harwood boosts commercial litigation practice with two new partner hires

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International law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP today announces the appointment of two new partners in its commercial litigation practice. Jenny McKeown and Helena Berman join Stephenson Harwood from boutique private wealth firm Maurice Turnor Gardner (MTG), and will focus on pensions and trusts litigation. They join the firm on Tuesday 3 May.

Partner Jenny McKeown has significant expertise in the contentious trusts arena, and is widely recognised for her experience in complex, high value, trust disputes in the pensions, banking, financial services and private wealth sectors (both on shore and offshore). She acts for corporates, trustees, financial services firms, financial institutions, insurers and private individuals.

With over 20 years’ experience in complex high value pensions and contentious trust disputes, partner Helena Berman is recognised as a leading industry figure. She is regularly called upon by clients and peers for opinion on some of the most complex contentious issues. Helena acts for corporates, trustees, financial services firms, financial institutions, insurers and private individuals.

Jenny and Helena will be joined at Stephenson Harwood by three associates from MTG:  Kasia Sikora-Sikorski, Dan Saunders and Peter Gillis.

John Fordham, partner and head of commercial litigation at Stephenson Harwood commented:

“We welcome the arrival of Jenny and Helena to our London practice.  We are keen to continue building our contentious services in the wealth management practice and these appointments will solidify our strategy in doing so.  We look forward to working with them as a new part of our expanding commercial litigation team.” 

Jenny and Helena added:

“We are looking forward to joining Stephenson Harwood; a firm where we are confident that our thriving specialist practice will benefit from its established leading and dynamic litigation team."

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Helena Berman

Helena Berman
Partner

T:  +44 20 7809 2196 M:  Email Helena | Vcard Office:  London

Jenny McKeown

Jenny McKeown
Partner

T:  +44 20 7809 2172 M:  Email Jenny | Vcard Office:  London

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Andrew Rieley
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