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Wilsons

ALEXANDRA HOUSE, ST JOHNS STREET, SALISBURY, SP1 2SB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01722 412412
Fax:
Fax 01722 411500
DX:
58003 SALISBURY 1
Email:
Web:
www.wilsonsllp.com
London, Salisbury

Stephen Whitmore

Tel:
Work 01722 427 745
Email:
Wilsons

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial

Position

Stephen is a partner in our Corporate & Commercial team. Stephen specialises in acquisitions and disposals of limited companies and businesses, but also looks after a "stable" of corporate clients, helping them with their commercial legal needs, including intellectual property advice and trademark registration. Stephen also acts for a number of charities, again on the commercial side. He has an estimated career deal value in excess of £300,000,000. 

Career

Stephen trained with Freshfields in London, where he worked for five years. He joined Wilsons in 1989 as a partner and has been a member of the firm’s Board.

Education

Stephen read law at St John’s College Oxford.


South West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Dorset and South Wiltshire

Within: Corporate and commercial: Dorset and South Wiltshire

Wilsons’ ‘balanced and measured approach’ is characteristic of the corporate partners’ ‘vast experience’, which for some includes years of practice at leading City firms. The team has historical strengths in tax and transaction structuring in the technology and charity sectors and was strengthened in 2017-2018 by a number of additions to the team. Of note, Philip Stephenson joined from Barlow Robbins LLP and was engaged by the main shareholders of CSI Group (with whom he had an extensive business relationship) to advise on the shareholders’ £36m exit transaction with a private equity-backed newco. Acting alongside Stephen Whitmore and Jonathan Stephens, Stephenson also assisted US-based Entrust Datacard on the UK aspects of its acquisition of Trustis. In the charity space, James Johnson acted for The Royal Marines Association in connection with its multimillion-pound merger with the The Royal Marines Charity. Senior corporate consultant Clare Charles joined the team from consultancy Bradbury Sheerin, while former Burges Salmon LLP senior associate Mark Cook joined in 2018.

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