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21 Dec 2016

Stephenson Harwood advises Vistra on its acquisition of Jordans


Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised Vistra on its acquisition of the Jordans Group from its current shareholder, The West of England Trust Limited.

“We were pleased to have been able to assist Vistra on this transaction,” said Ben Mercer, partner, Stephenson Harwood. “We have worked with Vistra on a number of transactions, drawing on the specialist expertise of colleagues from across our practice areas and global network; our Hong Kong and London offices have both been involved in this transaction."

Vistra is one of the world's leading corporate service providers of international incorporations, trust, fiduciary and fund administration services. Jordans is a leading provider of UK formation services, corporate and commercial legal expertise and compliance services.

The Stephenson Harwood team was led by London corporate partner Ben Mercer and associate Kristy Leith, with support from competition partner Marta Garcia and associate Simon Albert, employment and pensions partner Purvis Ghani and associates Hayley Reid, Natalie Edwards and Naeem Noor, commercial, outsourcing and technology associate Katie Hewson, real estate partner Robert Newman and associate Toby Farmiloe, and regulatory partner Richard Small. Corporate partner Paul Westover and associate Yolanda Chung from the firm's Hong Kong office were also part of the team.