19 Apr 2018

Stephenson Harwood wins 'Corporate Team of the Year' and 'Private Client Team of the Year' at Legal Business Awards

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Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has won 'Corporate Team of the Year' and 'Private Client Team of the Year' at the Legal Business Awards 2018.

The awards, presented at a ceremony in London on Wednesday 18 April, celebrate outstanding work across the legal profession.

The 'Corporate Team of the Year' award was given in recognition of the team's work advising European powered access market leader Lavendon Group PLC on its contested takeover, ultimately won by French group Loxam. The runner-up for the award was Slaughter & May and other nominees included Freshfields, Skadden Arps and Simpson Thacher. The Stephenson Harwood team services an international client base and provides a range of expertise that includes public and private mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and capital markets, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital.

The private wealth team had a year of unprecedented growth in 2016/17, in revenues as well as headcount. It was awarded 'Private Client Team of the Year' in recognition of this, as well as for its impressive work for a number of foreign family offices and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, including advising on novel will and trust structures for an ultra-high net worth individual's worldwide multi-billion dollar estate. The runner-up for the award was Irwin Mitchell and other nominees included Baker McKenzie, Charles Russell Speechlys, Harbottle & Lewis and Macfarlanes. Our international private wealth team offers clients a wide range of services, including tax planning, wealth structuring and asset protection.

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