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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.

He is ranked both as a leading M&A and life sciences lawyer by Chambers UK as well as being listed as one of The Lawyer magazine's "Hot 100" lawyers. He has also appeared in the Super Lawyers list of top lawyers since 2013.

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-£500m

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Edge - Stephenson Harwood

Within: M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m

Stephenson Harwood's corporate M&A team is noted for its capability to advise clients across a range of sectors. These include healthcare and life sciences, corporate real estate, in which the firm has advised US and European clients, and insurance and  financial services, in which the team has acted for continental European clients. The firm uses its network of international offices in conjunction with cross-border alliances to facilitate multi-jurisdictional work, spearheaded by lawyers' expertise in those markets. Practice head Duncan Stiles is recommended for his experience working with US clients, while Andrew Edge heads the corporate department, and is experienced across the whole range of corporate transactions, including public and private M&A and equity fundraisings. The firm re-hired former partner  Marc Hammerson from Akin Gump LLP . Hammerson primarily handles M&A transactions in the energy and infrastructure sector.

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London: Public sector


Within: Healthcare

Stephenson Harwood has a strong offering in healthcare M&A. Led by corporate partner Karima Hudson and supported by corporate finance specialist Andrew Edge, the team has seen a steady increase in healthcare acquisitions and instructions acting for funds and private equity investors.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Stephenson Harwood serves a range of pharma, biotech and healthcare clients, including startups, with a comprehensive range of expertise. This includes corporate and commercial; Andrew Edge has advised a number of major players in the sector on mergers, acquisitions and IPOs and Anthony Clare also advises on commercial and funding mandates.  Alexandra Pygall 'provides the highest quality advice' to her clients on all aspects of IP commercialisation including licensing and collaboration deals and routinely assists on the IP aspects of M&A. 'Excellent advisor' Rob Jacob also specialises in all aspects of IP advisory and contentious cases.

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    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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