What we say about Stephen
All round business lawyer specialising in international corporate and commercial transactions and joint ventures. Over 25 years’ experience at major UK, US and Russian firms working on deals in Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Stephen is an English solicitor with extensive experience of business transactions and investments and working on the corporate and commercial aspects of deals. This includes acting on the sale, purchase and investigation of companies, assets and businesses involving natural resources (oil, gas, coal, metals and agriculture), telecommunications and related technology, manufacturing businesses, retail and distribution businesses.
He has acted in the creation, management and dissolution of a wide range of partnerships and joint ventures including related dispute resolution. He has also acted as a corporate adviser on a number of large arbitrations and disputes involving litigation.
The extensive range of transactions Stephen has worked on include, mining in Russia and other CIS countries where he formed part of the Squire Sanders award winning Mining Law team, an acquisition programme for a series of chemical production plants in Ukraine and Russia, establishing a Kuwaiti telecoms company and its network in four African countries, restructuring a Ukrainian agricultural group and the workout of substantial Ukrainian bank and a series of mergers and acquisitions in the UK.
Stephen has worked extensively as a partner of Squire Sanders in England, Hungary, Russia and Ukraine, and other Central and Eastern European countries on a range of projects.
He has also worked in the Middle East including Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Oman and Iraq. He speaks fluent Hungarian and good Russian.
Clients value Stephen’s creativity and problem solving skills which he combines with his deep knowledge of law and excellent legal skills. These are also the hallmarks of McCarthy Denning’s service to clients.
One of the best attorneys I have ever worked with.” – Harpreet Sangha Chairman of Envoy Group Corp.