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Andrew Edge

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Andrew is head of the firm's corporate department and advises on public and private M&A, joint ventures and equity fundraisings.

Andrew advises corporate and financial clients on public and private M&A, joint ventures, IPOs and secondary fundraisings. With his previous law firm, Andrew spent three years as a partner in Frankfurt and has gained particular experience of Indian and Russian M&A, having acted on some of the largest multi-billion dollar transactions to have taken place in those jurisdictions.

London: Corporate and commercial

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

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

The team at¬†Stephenson Harwood¬†is praised for its ‚Äėexcellent service, rapid document turnaround and real commitment to getting the deal done‚Äô. It handles¬†public and private M&A in a wide variety of sectors; corporate head¬†Andrew Edge¬†is an expert in the healthcare and life sciences sectors and advised Acadia Healthcare on its ¬£1.3bn acquisition of Priory Group. He also acted for ENGIE on its ¬£330m acquisition of Keepmoat from TDR and Sun Capital and advised BTG on its acquisition of Galil Medical in a deal worth up to $110m.¬†Duncan Stiles¬†heads the London office's corporate finance offering and recently acted for Covanta on its strategic partnership with the Green Investment Group to develop, fund and own energy from waste projects in Ireland and the UK, with total enterprise value of ‚ā¨700m.¬†Andrew McLean's real estate highlights included assisting SEA Group with the ¬£260m acquisition of the corporate entities holding 33 Old Broad Street, London,¬†and advising real estate investment fund Tristan Capital on the ¬£245m acquisition of the company owning a portfolio of out of town shopping centres from Brockton Capital. Financial services and transport and logistics are other important sectors for the M&A practice, with key clients on these fronts including Kalibrate Technologies, Bowmark Capital and AET. The team augmented its private equity offering in 2017 with the hires of¬†Jonathan Pittal¬†,¬†Warren Allan¬†and¬†Gabriel Boghossian¬†from¬†King & Wood Mallesons.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

The 'excellent', 'very pragmatic' and 'professional' Stephenson Harwood focuses on intellectual property and corporate matters in this space. Corporate partner Andrew Edge jointly heads heads the team and recently advised Novacyt on its dual listing on the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Paris. Another key name on the corporate side is Anthony Clare, who assisted Acacia Pharma with its listing on Euronext Brussels. Team co-head Alexandra Pygall specialises in IP and is 'highly knowledgeable in this field'. For contentious matters, her litigation strategy is 'excellent' and she is also 'highly effective' in mediation. Rob Jacob is another key member of the IP team, with notable strengths in trade mark work. Also recommended is senior associate Eibhlin Vardy, who is experienced in patent litigation.

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Stephenson Harwood

  • Companies should plan now to minimise their pension protection levy

    The amount that pension schemes have to pay to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) for the year 2006/07 may have increased by as much as five times the previous year's levy. Employers who ultimately bear the cost of many pension schemes will need to make plans now to ensure the levy payable for the year 2008/09 is kept to a minimum.
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