Stephen Levy > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile



Stephen is a senior corporate partner and specialises in UK and international M&A and private equity transactions. He also advises on joint ventures and other corporate matters.

Stephen has also led the legal input into a number of high-profile stressed and distressed M&A situations. Invariably these involve complex issues and many stakeholders with differing interests demanding rapid and creative solutions.

He has advised many leading UK and overseas companies and private equity houses, including Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, H.I.G. Capital, Montagu Private Equity, Peel Group and Landis+ Gyr. Stephen also advises entrepreneurially driven and other growth businesses.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)

Dentons continues to be highly active in cross-border PE transactions, where it leverages its network of offices around the world to act for both sponsors and portfolio companies. Clients value the PE group, which acts across a broad range of sectors, for its ‘practical advice in terms of moving deals towards completion’. Nicholas Plant and Stephen Levy are key names to note in the department, with experience acting for buyout houses including KKR, KPS and LeapFrog. Plant co-heads the firm’s global private equity group and is praised as having ‘industry expertise and a fresh business-oriented approach’.