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WEY HOUSE, FARNHAM ROAD, GUILDFORD, GU1 4YD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01483 302264
Fax:
Fax 01483 302254
DX:
2423 GUILDFORD-1
Email:
Web:
www.stevens-bolton.com

Ken Woffenden

Tel:
Work 01483 401260
Email:
Stevens & Bolton LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Managing partner from January 2012 and head of corporate and commercial department (2006-11); partner with wide-ranging expertise in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate finance.

Career

Trained Simmons & Simmons; head of corporate and finance, Simmons & Simmons, Hong Kong 1987-90; group head, corporate department, London 1993-95; managing partner, Hong Kong 1995-97; head of corporate and commercial department, London 1999-2004; joined Stevens & Bolton LLP as corporate partner 2004; appointed head of corporate and commercial department 2006-11, managing partner 2012 to date.

Languages

French (good) Russian (basic). 

Education

Manchester Grammar School; Pembroke College, Cambridge (MA Hons).

Leisure

Saxophone, keep fit, cricket, family life.


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

James Waddell leads the practice at Stevens & Bolton LLP, which has handled a number of cross-border M&A transactions; Keith Syson and Nick Atkins advised e-Travel, an online travel company based in Greece, on its merger with Swedish company Etraveli, and Syson also acted for the shareholders of Acro Aircraft Seating on the £55m sale of the company to China-based Zhejiang Science and Technology Investment Company. In addition, Jenny Robertson acted for Thesis Asset Management on its £47m sale to Regit Bidco, and Waddell advised insurance broker Stackhouse Poland on a series of transactions, including the acquisition of Lucas Fettes. Richard Baxter, Joe Bedford and Ken Woffenden are also key members of the team. Other clients include Bunzl, Metropolis International Group and Broker Network.

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South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Stevens & Bolton LLP's team is ‚Äėexcellent'¬†for corporate M&A and commercial services work. It serves clients ranging from local startups, especially in the technology sectors, to international corporate clients including US investors. It advised the shareholders of e-Travel, which is based in Athens and has an office in Ireland, on its merger with Etraveli, a global online travel platform based in Sweden. James Waddell¬†leads a team that can ‚Äėfocus on the key issues‚Äô even during tight time frames and Nick Atkins¬† ‚Äėis pro-active, responsive, ¬†easy to speak to and commercial in his approach to understanding the client‚Äôs needs‚Äô. Joe Bedford¬†and Ken Woffenden¬†are highlighted for ‚Äėtheir great understanding‚Äô of clients' commercial needs. Other core names include Jenny Robertson, highly experienced duo¬†Richard Baxter¬†and Keith Syson, and head of commercial Beverley Whittaker. Senior associates James Floyd¬†and Oscar Horwich¬†¬†are also noted.

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