"SH are the closest thing to having an extended in-house legal team. Their commercial advice fits seamlessly into our business."

Chambers UK 2012

"It's the teamwork which impresses most. It's a seamless and effective operation and there's no other team I'd rather work with."

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2012

"A fabulous presence in Asia"

Legal 500 UK 2012


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Stephen Laud

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Chambers UK 2013

Stephen is a real estate partner specialising in commercial real estate work, principally investment acquisitions/disposals and landlord/tenant and with a particular emphasis on the hotels and leisure sector.

He acts for a wide range of clients, including investors (including a European sovereign wealth entity), one of London's main estate landlords, corporate owner/occupiers, hotel/bar/restaurant owners/occupiers, banks and charities.

Stephen is listed as a leading individual in Chambers UK.

Real estate development and investment

Stephen is experienced in advising commercial real estate investors on all aspects of their acquisitions and disposals.  He draws together expertise from corporate and tax colleagues when deal structuring requires their input.  Stephen's clients range from a sovereign wealth fund, to offshore investment trusts, to individual entrepreneurs.

Landlord and tenant

Stephen advises both landlords and tenants in connection with commercial leasing work. 

Landlord clients include one of the large London estate landlords and tenant clients range from Government-supported ombudsman/compensation scheme bodies, to professional services firms/hedge funds, to brewing industry leaders.

Hotels and leisure

In the hotels and leisure sector, Stephen acts for a number of hotel owner/operators in connection with their acquisition, disposal and leasing of hotels. 

Stephen also acts for a number of restaurant and bar entrepreneurs.

Specialist areas

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    Stephenson Harwood LLP
    1 Finsbury Circus
    EC2M 7SH
    United Kingdom

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