London

KEY CONTACT

Eifion Morris  

Eifion Morris
Chief executive T: +44 20 7809 2347 Email Eifion | Vcard

General enquiries

T: +44 20 7329 4422
Email

London

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.
  • Profile
  • Experience
  • Key contacts
  • How to find us

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.

Tchenguiz

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.
 
Rebecca Carter

Rebecca Carter Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2182
M: +44 7920 287171 Email Rebecca | Vcard Office: London

Mark Catchpole

Mark Catchpole Partner

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

Edward  Davis

Edward Davis Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2327
Email Edward | Vcard Office: London

Alex Davis

Alex Davis Practice group leader

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

Tom Nicholls

Tom Nicholls Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2555
M: +44 7843 517 965 Email Tom | Vcard Office: London

Tammy Samuel

Tammy Samuel Partner

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

Paul Thwaite

Paul Thwaite Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2341
M: +44 7881 913 246 Email Paul | Vcard Office: London

Address

Stephenson Harwood LLP
1 Finsbury Circus
London
EC2M 7SH
T: +44 20 7329 4422 │F: +44 20 7329 7100 │Email us

How to find us

  • Tube
Nearest tube station: Moorgate or Liverpool Street

Latest news & insights

28 May 2020

From News

Stephenson Harwood advises Pelican Capital on carve out from US compliance group

Law firm Stephenson Harwood has advised Pelican Capital, the private equity firm, on the acquisition of Wheelhouse Advisors, formerly Cordium Accounting.

More

27 May 2020

From News

Citywealth rankings success for contentious trusts duo

Lawyers from Stephenson Harwood LLP’s contentious trusts team have been ranked in recent Citywealth lists of leading experts.

More

27 May 2020

From Insights

Coronavirus guidance

With our strong presence in Asia, Stephenson Harwood has been involved in addressing the issues surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) right from the very start.

More

26 May 2020

From Insights

Employers can compel employees to take annual leave during furlough

With the furlough scheme now being open to employers until 31 October 2020, employees could be due as much as eight months’ worth of holiday upon their return to work ..

More

22 May 2020

From News

Stephenson Harwood advises Urban Jungle on Series A investment

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised insurtech start-up Urban Jungle on its £2.5 million Series A investment round from various investors, including Eka Venture..

More

22 May 2020

From Insights

Good faith, bankruptcy and the role of the court when creditors can’t agree: Gertner & Laser Trust v CFL

One of the largest bankruptcy orders ever made in the English courts (in the region of £870 million) has been set aside to allow a creditors’ meeting to take place in ..

More

22 May 2020

From News

Stephenson Harwood advises By Miles on Series B investment round

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised pay-by-the-mile motor insurer By Miles on its £15 million Series B investment round.

More

21 May 2020

From Insights

Enforcement disputes: a case study

Our first article in this series summarised a recent English judgment in the long-running dispute between the Republic of Kazakhstan, the National Bank of Kazakhstan a..

More

20 May 2020

From Insights

Commodities in Focus - Edition 8 2020

Welcome to the eighth edition of Commodities in Focus (CIF); our bulletin for clients engaged in the production, trading, carriage, storage and financing of commoditie..

More

20 May 2020

From Insights

Salary and bonus waivers: tax pitfalls and practical issues for the unwary

This briefing considers the voluntary waiver of salary and bonus payments by directors and employees and summarises some of the potential tax pitfalls and practical is..

More

18 May 2020

From Insights

How to practise safe working in labs and research facilities

To help these employers meet their legal and moral responsibility to protect employees from risk to their health and safety, we have distilled the Government's guidanc..

More

18 May 2020

From News

Stephenson Harwood advises Mount Street LLP on sale and leaseback transaction

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised Mount Street Group Limited in connection with the sale and leaseback of a Handysize product tanker.

More

13 May 2020

From Insights

Reopening of premises: key points for landlords

COVID-19 presents a rapidly evolving situation. Landlords need to be able to respond quickly, so here is the key information that you need to know if you are thinking ..

More

12 May 2020

From Insights

Railway collective action: Ticketing, zonal fares and large claims

We consider the implications of “Merricks” and “Gutmann” on the rail industry.

More

12 May 2020

From Insights

A new duty of care emerges on unusual facts in an audit context

Recent High Court decision - Mr Amjad Rihan v Ernst & Young Global Limited & Others [2020] EWHC 901

More

12 May 2020

From Insights

Commercial and tech update - May 2020

This edition features a lot of information and guidance on COVID-19 developments, as well as an interesting find on a force majeure event.

More

print-footer
logo
© Stephenson Harwood LLP 2016. Any reference to Stephenson Harwood in this document means Stephenson Harwood LLP and/or its affiliated undertakings. Any reference to a partner is used to refer to a member of Stephenson Harwood LLP.