Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has promoted thirteen lawyers in its largest round of internal partner promotions. They will take effect on 1 May 2019.
‘As we continue to grow our firm, in line with our strategy, cultivating our exceptionally talented lawyers, and promoting from within, is a priority,’ said Sharon White, CEO, Stephenson Harwood. ‘The results of our efforts in this area are really taking shape, with this being our largest partner promotion round to date. And, of course, these promotions are in addition to the lateral partner joiners, seven of whom have joined the firm over the last financial year. As our clients face ever more complex commercial and legal challenges, it’s more important than ever that we are equipped to support them – these promotions reflect our commitment to our clients as well as to our people.’
Tom Adams has been named a partner in the firm’s marine and international trade practice. Based in London, he is a shipping and offshore construction lawyer with particular expertise in dispute resolution and negotiating contracts relating to the construction, installation, operation and decommissioning of fixed and floating structures, including wind farms and tidal projects.
Stuart Burrell has been named a partner in the firm’s marine and international trade practice. Based in Seoul, he has an extensive range of shipping litigation and international arbitration experience, specialising in the handling of shipbuilding, offshore and onshore construction disputes, as well as dry shipping and general commercial matters.
Archie Campbell has been named a partner in the firm’s finance practice. Based in London, he is a real estate finance lawyer, with a broad range of experience advising banks, alternative lenders and borrowers. He also acts for lenders and insolvency practitioners in enforcement scenarios, and advises on the realisation of security and management of property during insolvencies.
David Dowding has been named a partner in the firm’s corporate practice. Based in London, he advises investment banks, brokers and listed corporates on equity capital markets transactions and public company work. He has particular experience in the healthcare, energy and resources and TMT sectors.
Darren Fodey has been named a partner in the firm’s finance practice. Based in London, he is a commercial rail lawyer, with particular expertise in relation to railway law and regulation, regulated contracts, franchising and other rail commercial projects and contracts. He has a wide range of experience advising clients working across the rail industry, including acting for bidders, infrastructure managers, franchisees and concessionaires, as well as the public sector.
Guy Harper has been named a partner in the firm’s commercial litigation practice. Based in London, he is a dispute resolution specialist, with extensive experience of High Court litigation and international arbitration. He advises on a broad range of disputes, with a particular focus on claims involving the professional services, banking and oil and gas sectors.
Charlotte Heywood has been named a partner in the firm’s commercial litigation practice. Based in London, she specialises in advising clients in relation to construction, engineering, PFI and rail disputes. She has extensive experience in adjudication claims, as well as litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.
Naomi Leach has been named a partner in the firm’s commercial, technology and outsourcing practice area. Based in London, she advises clients on complex commercial transactions with a focus on intellectual property (IP) transactions. She has particular expertise in relation to long-term collaboration and IP licensing agreements, distribution and manufacturing arrangements, and data protection, often within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and technology sectors.
Chun-Hui Lin has been named a partner in the firm’s corporate practice. Based in Beijing and Hong Kong, she has a particular focus on advising clients in relation to global offerings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and initial public offerings in the United States. She represents clients on private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate matters and compliance matters relating to U.S. securities law.
Katherine Liu has been named a partner in the firm’s Hong Kong partnership. She is a member of the regulatory practice, with a focus on the financial services sector. She advises clients on a wide range of issues, including compliance with financial services regulations, employment and personal data matters. She regularly deals with regulators in Hong Kong such as the Securities and Futures Commission and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.
Daniel Margolis has been named a partner in the firm’s finance practice. Based in London, his expertise is in leveraged and acquisition finance; he acts for a wide range of borrowers and lenders across a variety of sponsor-backed and general corporate transactions.
Yeeling Wan has been named a partner in the firm’s Hong Kong partnership. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation, insolvency and contentious employment cases. She is also experienced in handling matters relating to probate as well as property-related disputes, fraud and securities/shareholders’ disputes.
Gregory Xu has been named a partner in the firm’s Singapore partnership, where he leads the cross-border general banking and project finance team, and is a member of the asset finance team. He has extensive experience acting for financial institutions, funds, government agencies and companies, whom he advises on a broad range of limited recourse and non-recourse syndicated and bilateral transactions.
Darren Fodey and Charlotte Heywood are both regular contributors to Rail Professional.