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02 Oct 2023

Stuart McAlpine joins Stephenson Harwood as partner


Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has strengthened its ship and offshore finance practice with the arrival of partner Stuart McAlpine, who joins the firm in London.

Stuart is a highly experienced ship finance, offshore finance and shipping projects partner who has worked at a number of UK and US law firms around the world. His clients include banks, shipowners, trading houses, energy companies and other participants involved in all aspects of the shipping and energy industries, including in renewable energy.

"Transportation and trade, and decarbonisation are two of the firm's main areas of focus, in which to grow our business and develop our expertise," said Tammy Samuel, finance practice group leader, Stephenson Harwood. "Stuart's extensive experience, gained across more than 35 years in private practice, will strengthen our global ship and offshore finance team, as well as enhancing our renewable energy offering as part of our growth plans."

"Our ship finance practice worldwide is a premier practice, and Stuart's experience and connections will not only boost our London team but also enhance our practice globally, due to his strong connections with financiers, shipowners and operators across Europe and Asia," said Ian Mace, head of the ship finance group, Stephenson Harwood. "Stuart also brings expertise in the offshore and renewables space, deepening our expertise in these areas."

Stephenson Harwood's ship and offshore finance team advises clients on the entire spectrum of ship and offshore finance matters. They have experience of acting for financiers, ship owners and offshore service providers. The team comprises more than 100 specialist lawyers spread across the firm's global offices.



Ian Mace

Ian Mace
Partner and global head of maritime trade and offshore finance

T:  +44 20 7809 2653 M:  +44 7827 353 109 Email Ian | Vcard Office:  London

Tammy Samuel

Tammy Samuel
Partner and co head of rail

T:  +44 20 7809 2227 M:  +44 7766 991 053 Email Tammy | Vcard Office:  London


Allan Williams

Senior communications manager

T: +44 20 7809 2479
Email Allan

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