Sharon White  

Sharon White
Partner T: +44 20 7809 2147 Email Sharon | Vcard

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From our London headquarters we advise our international client base on complex legal matters in a pragmatic and commercial way.

We focus on developing a deep understanding of our clients' businesses and the sectors in which they operate. We provide targeted legal advice quickly and efficiently to meet our clients' business and personal needs.
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We advise listed and private companies, institutions and individuals from across the globe in one of the world's principal financial and commercial centres.

Our London office boasts some of the City's leading lawyers. The challenging and exciting nature of our work enables us to attract some of the brightest talent in the legal profession, across a range of specialist areas. Our clients benefit from this great strength in depth because we can deploy the right people with the right level of expertise at the right time.

Our teams of lawyers work together to deliver a consistently high quality level of service across a broad range of practice areas and sectors. We deliver creative and robust legal solutions to the complex problems faced by our clients. We explain those solutions in straight forward language that our clients can understand.


In one of the largest disputes of the past decade, the ongoing multi-faceted Tchenguiz litigation, we have achieved a series of victories including securing jurisdiction against Kaupthing Bank Hf and a successful Judicial Review challenge against the SFO.

TPG Specialty Lending, Inc.

We advised TPG Specialty Lending (TPG) on the English aspects of a financing for Marlin Equity Partners' SEK443m acquisition of IBS AB, a leading global company offering integrated ERP, WMS and supply chain solutions. We also advised TPG Specialty Lending on the English financing aspects of Eli Global's acquisition of Helix Health (a leading provider of pharmacy and practice management software across the UK and Ireland) and Socrates Healthcare.

Next Energy Solar Fund

We advised Next Energy Solar Fund's subsidiaries in relation to a two year substantial revolving loan facility with Macquarie Bank Limited, London Branch (as lender). The purpose of the facility was to fund the costs of acquiring, constructing and commissioning solar PV projects in England and Wales.

LIBOR and FX Spot manipulation allegations 

Advised financial institutions and high net worth individuals involved in LIBOR and FX Spot manipulation allegations on complex issues of legal privilege, whistleblowing and employee incentives, including successfully litigating on these issues.

Board of the Pension Protection Fund ("PPF"), dispute on compensation

Represented the PPF in an ongoing dispute, effectively seeking to challenge the scope of PPF compensation (Grenville Holden Hampshire v The Board of the Pension Protection Fund [2014]).

DNB Bank ASA and Mizuho Corporate Bank

We acted for both banks for the US$608 million restructuring of the 2011 joint venture vehicle established by Teekay Corporation and Marubeni Corporation for the acquisition of AP Moeller-Maersk's LNG shipping business.

ING Real Estate, £325 million Redevelopment and Refinancing, London

We acted for ING Real Estate and Berlin-Hannoversche Hypothekenbank on the redevelopment and financing of the iconic riverside building Sea Containers’ House part of which now comprises the flagship Mondrian hotel.  

Piramal Healthcare UK Limited

We advised Piramal in relation to a £20 million term, revolving and receivables financing provided by HSBC Bank plc.

Cofely GDF Suez

Advising Cofely GDF Suez (one of the world's largest energy companies) on the acquisition of Lend Lease's UK facilities management business. We advised Cofely GDF Suez on all legal aspects of the acquisition, including tax, pensions and projects. 

Financial Reporting Council

Advising in relation to the public interest cases brought by the FRC and its predecessor, the Joint Disciplinary Scheme, including representing a Big 4 firm where the adequacy of its audit of the a global investment bank was questioned.
Mark Catchpole

Mark Catchpole Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2059
M: +44 7767 624 975 Email Mark | Vcard Office: London

Alex Davis

Alex Davis Practice group leader

T: +44 20 7809 2671
Email Alex | Vcard Office: London

Andrew Edge

Andrew Edge Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2102
M: +44 7771 921 780 Email Andrew | Vcard Office: London

John Fordham

John Fordham Partner

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Tammy Samuel

Tammy Samuel Partner

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

Jonathon Wilkes

Jonathon Wilkes Partner and head of real estate

T: +44 20 7809 2522
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Latest news & insights

13 Dec 2019

From Insights

Commercial Court considers the scope and effect of an asymmetric jurisdiction clause

In Etihad Airways v Flöther [2019] EWHC 3107 (Comm) the Court found that disputes arising out of a comfort letter were subject to a jurisdiction clause in an associate..


11 Dec 2019

From Insights

A Bank’s Duty of (Quince)care: Federal Republic of Nigeria v JP Morgan Chase

In what looks likely to be a long-running and high profile legal battle, with enormous sums of public money at stake, the Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of th..


09 Dec 2019

From News

Stephenson Harwood advises capiton on KD Pharma single-asset secondary

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised private equity firm capiton on a general partner-led single asset secondary transaction relating to the KD Pharma Group.


09 Dec 2019

From Insights

Whistleblowing dismissal: Supreme Court looks at the real reason behind a dismissal

If a dismissing officer relies, in good faith, on a fake reason for dismissal should the court look beyond that fake reason?


05 Dec 2019

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Rail: a round-up of 2019 and looking forward to 2020

With the end of 2019 rapidly approaching rail partners Tammy Samuel, Suzanne Tarplee and Darren Fodey offer their thoughts on rail in 2019 and look forward to what are..


04 Dec 2019

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Saving the WTO

The operations of WTO’s Appellate Body, which is an integral part of the WTO’s Dispute settlement mechanism, are to be suspended in December as the term of another two..


04 Dec 2019

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“We have a treaty!”

South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation, hosted a diplomatic conference in Pretoria, to finalise and adopt the fourth protocol to the Cape..


03 Dec 2019

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Stephenson Harwood named 'Asset Finance Legal Provider of the Year'

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has been named 'Asset Finance Legal Provider of the Year' at the 2019 Leasing Life Awards.


03 Dec 2019

From Insights

Cyber-security in the rail industry

Digitalisation of the rail industry is progressing at a steady pace, as stakeholders seek new opportunities to improve their efficiency and customer experience.


02 Dec 2019

From Insights

Pensions snapshot - December 2019

This edition of snapshot looks at the latest legal developments in pensions.


29 Nov 2019

From Insights

Data Protection update - November 2019

Welcome to the November 2019 edition of our Data Protection bulletin, our monthly update covering key developments in data protection law.


27 Nov 2019

From Insights

Structures and buildings allowances

Structures and Buildings Allowances (“SBAs”) are a new form of capital allowance for capital expenditure incurred on or after 29 October 2018 on the construction, reno..


25 Nov 2019

From Insights

Does covert surveillance of employees violate their human rights?

A recent case involving a Spanish supermarket installing covert surveillance to monitor employees suspected of stealing has provided some useful guidance for employers..


20 Nov 2019

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Stephenson Harwood recruits Don Brown as partner

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has strengthened its finance capabilities with the appointment of Don Brown as partner in its London office.


19 Nov 2019

From Insights

Dispensing with Service: what makes your case exceptional? – Lonestar v Kaye

The Court may dispense with service of a claim form in exceptional circumstances (CPR 6.16(1)).


18 Nov 2019

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