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Winston & Strawn London LLP

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Stewart Worthy

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Winston & Strawn

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Corporate & Finance


Stewart Worthy is a corporate and finance partner. His practice focuses on complex cross-border transactions, with a particular focus on in-bound UK investments and English law deals in Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. 

Stewart advises on acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, international securities offerings, strategic alliances, lending, and other commercial transactions. His clients include companies in a wide variety of sectors, including automotive, packaging, manufacturing, retail, clean technology, mining, and oil & gas. 


Stewart received a B.A. in History, with honors, from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2002. He received a Post Graduate Diploma in Law in 2003 from the College of Law, Guildford, where he completed the Legal Practice Course in 2004.

London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m

Within: M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m

The ‘excellent’ team at Winston & Strawn London LLP  is noted for its ‘real time responsiveness and proactive approach’, which ‘shows superb business acumen and industry knowledge’. Practice head Zoë Ashcroft ‘stands out in her passion and extraordinary dedication, commitment and speedy response to client’s needs’; she has strong involvement with cross-border transactions in emerging markets, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa. Nicholas Usher and 'rising starStewart Worthy are recommended as ‘really great to work with and always seem to be in control’. Usher represented Superior Industries International in its $715m acquisition of Uniwheels, while Worthy led on Yioula Glassworks’ €500m sale of its glass manufacturing operation in Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania. Paul Amiss is also recommended.

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London: Finance

Emerging markets

Within: Emerging markets

Winston & Strawn London LLP is 'an excellent firm with top-level practitioners', according to one client. Another remarks that it is 'a very high-quality firm that seems to have retained its partnership collegiality and cooperative ethos'. The firm has a track record of transactional work in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Zoë Ashcroft is 'primarily a corporate lawyer but with her finance background she is able to provide the full range of services you need on a leveraged deal; she is client-friendly and pragmatic'. Ashcroft, capital markets partner Stewart Worthy and export finance specialist Rebecca Finn 'have excellent African expertise in particular'. James Simpson is recommended for infrastructure and power development and financing in Central and Eastern Europe. Finn acted for Taiwan's Cathay United Bank in a $35m syndicated loan to the Bank for Investment and Development of Cambodia, and for the same client handled a $350m loan for the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam.

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