The Americas

Stephenson Harwood has extensive experience working on transactions and disputes throughout America.
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We have dedicated teams across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, working with American clients and clients throughout the world on domestic and multijurisdictional transactional and litigation matters across the Americas. Our specialist teams work closely with local counsel and partnering US law firms to provide a seamless global service.

“It's a terrific team. They really know what they're doing.”
Chambers UK 2014


incadea Plc £122 million recommended takeover

Advised incadea, an AIM quoted software provider, on its £122 million recommended takeover offer by NASDAQ listed Dealertrack Technologies, Inc. We advised the Company on the offer including its obligations under the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers, the AIM rules and English company law.

Acquisition of a leading provider of both practice management and pharmacy software across Ireland and the UK

We advised TPG Specialty Lending in providing local law advice in connection with financing being made available to Eli Global to acquire Helix Health and Socrates Healthcare.


Advising international investors on the acquisition of an Ecuadorian independent power generation company.

Employment, pensions and incentives

Mercer's asset purchase of Jeitosa Group International

Partnering with US counsel on the European and African aspects of this transaction.

Finance and capital markets

European vendor finance and US$400 million securitisation

Advised Alliance Laundry Systems LLC, a US commercial laundry equipment manufacturer, on the establishment of a European vendor finance programme as well as the English and French aspects of its securitisation.

£200 million IPO of VPC Speciality Lending Investments plc

Advised US private equity firm Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC on the successful launch of a closed-ended investment company listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, which invests in opportunities within the specialty lending market primarily through online lending platforms.

Shipping and marine insurance

Unsafe port claim

Advising in relation to a grounding in the Orinoco river leading to a US$20 million unsafe port claim with arbitration proceedings in London and New York.

Reinsurance dispute

Acted for the reinsurers of the Cano Limon Pipeline in Colombia which had sustained repeated damage due to attacks by terrorist organisations.


Acted for the owner of a vessel that was involved in a multi-vessel collision in the port of Barranquilla.


Acting as sole UK counsel for GAP

Providing all UK litigation advice to one of the US’ leading fashion retailers, and coordinating advice for extensive cross-border litigation throughout Europe.

US$12 billion Freezing Order against PDVSA successfully lifted

Succeeded in lifting a US$12 billion international freezing order obtained by a company in the Exxon Mobil Group against our client, PDVSA, Venezuela's state oil company.

Intellectual property and data privacy


Advising Brazil's national oil company on various patent dispute and contractual intellectual property issues.

Data privacy

Assisting a number of US-headquartered global clients on international data privacy issues such as data transfers from the EU, safe harbour requirements and resolving conflicts of law issues relating to US litigation and EU privacy requirements.

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