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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
SO15 1GA

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Stephen is a partner and the head of the corporate team. He specialises in corporate finance work, in particular M&A, private equity, corporate reorganisations and joint ventures. He regularly advises public and private corporates as well as owner managed businesses and management teams. Recent experience includes a £23m share acquisition for a FTSE listed company, advising an unlisted plc on a disposal programme and an international group reorganisation for a client which is group headquartered in Paris. Key deals he is working on are a £24m acquisition and a £40m acquisition, both for an unlisted plc. Stephen has given talks on developments in the corporate market for a variety of audiences and regularly contributes to client briefings on current corporate and finance legal developments.


Solicitor, Hepherd Winstanley & Pugh 1994; solicitor, Bond Pearce on merger 1998; associate, Bond Pearce 1999; partner, Bond Pearce 2001; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination in 2017.

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South East > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Hampshire

(Hall of Fame)

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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP‘s Southampton-based corporate and commercial offering is jointly headed by Ian Holden, who leads the corporate group, and Paula Bartlett, who heads the commercial group. Holden also heads the firm’s French desk, and has particular expertise in M&As, joint venture agreements, and corporate finance. Bartlett, meanwhile, is well known for her work for clients in the technology sector and on issues relating to data protection. Stephen Pierce heads the corporate offering at the national level. The corporate and commercial team boasts significant strength in depth, while its structure, split into four subteams, allows it to offer specialist, focused advice in commercial contracts and outsourcing, data and privacy, IP, and technology. Sebastian Briggs acts for clients in the marine and technology sectors, and is well known for his work on renewable energy transactions. Legal director Carly Holt is recommended for her experience in the financial industry.