Stephen is an associate in Orrick's M&A and Private Equity group and advises clients on a range of corporate transactions. He has built up a solid understanding of key issues arising in certain foreign jurisdictions including Germany, Spain and New York and has a good working knowledge of specialist areas such as banking, project and aviation financing and IP.

Stephen has broad experience advising on corporate transactions including M&A, convertible loans and strategic arrangements/joint ventures. He has acted for clients from a variety of industry sectors and markets, including corporates, banks/financial advisers, private equity and other investment houses on both buy-side and sell-side transactions.

    • Acting for EQT on its sale of GVA Grimley to Avison Young.
    • Acting for EIG Global Energy Partners on its Settlement Agreement with Abengoa, where EIG took control of a solar project in Atacama Chile.
    • Acting for Sahara US Corporation on its £575m sale of the Grosvenor House Hotel and associated refinancing of US debt secured on the Plaza Hotel and Dreams Downtown Hotel in New York.
    • Acting for Goshawk Aviation on its $2.8bn purchase of SKY Leasing’s Irish subsidiary.
    • Acting for General Healthcare Group regarding its restructuring and acquisition of BMI Healthcare.
    • Acting for Aptean, Inc. on its £90.1 million recommended offer to acquire Sanderson Group Plc.

    Please note: Stephen's experience is prior to joining Orrick.