12 Apr 2016

Stephenson Harwood boosts corporate practice with new partner hire


International law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP today announces the appointment of Anthony Clare as a partner in its corporate practice. Anthony joins Stephenson Harwood today, from Ashurst where he has been a corporate partner since 2002.

Anthony has wide-ranging experience in M&A and corporate finance. His experience in both public and private corporate finance includes IPOs, equity issues, acquisitions and disposals. His client base includes both corporates and investment banks.

The corporate team at Stephenson Harwood is headed by partner Andrew Edge, who trained and qualified alongside Anthony. Their careers have followed complementary paths, with both practising a broad spectrum of corporate law while establishing market recognition in the life sciences sector.  Rated in Chambers, Legal 500 and as a corporate 'star' in LMG Life Sciences, Anthony also serves as the Vice Chair of The Babraham Institute, Cambridge, one of Europe's leading bioscience research institutions.

Andrew Edge, partner and head of corporate at Stephenson Harwood commented:
“I worked alongside Anthony for 18 years and I have long admired and respected his approach to tackling often complex deals. His experience in M&A and corporate finance will be a real asset to the Stephenson Harwood team, and I am particularly looking forward to working with him again.” 

Anthony added:
“Stephenson Harwood provides an exciting platform on which to grow my corporate portfolio. The quality and reputation of the team, together with the clear momentum of the wider firm, is a huge attraction.  As is the opportunity to work once again with many good friends and colleagues as part of an ambitious team.”

The Stephenson Harwood corporate team is ranked in the top tier of the latest edition of The Legal 500 for ‘M&A: mid-market’ and band 2 of the latest edition of Chambers & Partners for ‘Corporate/M&A: mid-market’. Anthony Clare has been recommended in the latest edition of Chambers & Partners for 'Corporate/M&A: high end capability' as being “very user-friendly”, and is referred to as being well known for “his record in M&A and venture capital deals”.

This appointment follows several recent hires at Stephenson Harwood globally in 2016, including a seven strong team from Eversheds in Hong Kong.



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