Stephen is an experienced corporate lawyer with wide-reaching expertise in both corporate and commercial work. He specialises in listings on the London stock markets and acts for companies coming to all the major London exchanges. In particular, he acts for domestic and overseas companies coming to AIM and the standard segment of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.
As well as representing those coming to the market for the first time, Stephen advises companies and their executives on the ongoing requirements of being a public listed company, including the application of the Listing Rules and the Market Abuse Regulation. He is also the Company Secretary of a Main Market listed company and advises on the requirements of public M&A transactions and the application of the Takeover Code.
In addition, Stephen assists private companies and businesses in dealing with all aspects of company law as well as helping them with corporate restructuring, shareholder agreements, joint ventures, franchising arrangements, and establishing overseas offices and businesses. He represents clients undertaking all kinds of private M&A transactions and advises on private equity investments.
He began his career as a banking and insolvency lawyer and has significant experience in finance work. Primarily, he represents corporate clients negotiating banking and debt facilities.
Stephen holds the ICAEW Corporate Finance Qualification.
Nominated as PLUS legal adviser of the year
|2017||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|2013 - 2017||Moore Blatch | Partner|
|2005 - 2013||DMH Stallard | Partner|
|2000 - 2005||Campbell Hooper (now part of Charles Russell Speechlys) | Partner|
|1996 - 2000||Glovers | Partner|
|1993 - 1996||Titmuss Sainer Dechert (now part of Dechert) | Assistant|
|1989 - 1993||Wilde Sapte (now part of Dentons) | Assistant|
|1985 - 1989||Grangewoods | Assistant through to Salaried Partner|
|1984 - 1985||Midland Bank | In-House Solicitor|
|1984||Qualified as a Solicitor|
|1982 - 1984||Allen & Son (now part of Gordon Dadds) | Trainee Solicitor|