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19 Apr 2021

Stephenson Harwood lawyers named Acritas Stars


Five Stephenson Harwood lawyers have been named Acritas Stars in 2021. Partners Richard Gwynne, Rob Jacob, Nicholas Sharratt and Michelle Yong, alongside consultant Stephen Davis, were all recognised.

Acritas, part of Thomson Reuters, is a leading provider of global legal market intelligence. Acritas Stars is a database of client-nominated, stand-out lawyers in private practice.

For Gwynne, clients commented that he is “an excellent litigator under English law, an excellent trial lawyer, highly analytical, and very experienced", while Jacob was praised for his “incredible knowledge in regulatory matters, strategic vision,” and for being “very committed”. Sharratt was described as having a “deep knowledge of litigation” and being “very responsive, and creative”, and clients highlighted that Yong was “very knowledgeable, very experienced, and very prompt in responding.”

Gwynne is a London-based partner in Stephenson Harwood’s commercial litigation team. He has significant experience resolving a wide range of complex commercial disputes, most of which have a cross border dimension, through litigation, arbitration or negotiation.

Rob Jacob is a London-based partner in Stephenson Harwood’s intellectual property (IP) team. He specialises in both contentious and non-contentious IP issues, with a particular focus on trade mark and copyright matters.

Sharratt is a Dubai-based partner in Stephenson Harwood’s dispute resolution team. He specialises in international arbitration, litigation and investigations across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the U.S.

Yong is a Singapore-based partner in Stephenson Harwood’s marine and international trade team. Being dual-qualified in both Singapore and England & Wales, she advises on international disputes, and acts in Singapore-based arbitrations. Her core areas of specialisation are energy, shipping and international trade.

Davis is a London-based consultant in Stephenson Harwood’s commercial litigation team. He is a commercial lawyer specialising in complex litigations, commercial disputes and negotiations.



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