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CPDcast contributors

Stephenson Harwood are one of a number of organisations whose legal professionals contribute their expertise to our CPDcasts. CPDcasts are 30 minute downloadable Legal CPD Podcasts, each of which cover a specific CPD topic in extensive detail.

The following legal experts from Stephenson Harwood contribute to our CPDcasts:

Stephen Sumpton


Stephenson Harwood is a full service international law firm, with over 100 partners and 600 staff worldwide. The firm acts for a wide range of listed and private companies, institutions and individuals.

Stephenson Harwood has recognised strengths in five sectors, namely energy, financial services, infrastructure, real estate and transportation. Its offering is underpinned by in-depth knowledge of these sectors, and backed by a full range of commercial legal services, each attuned to the needs of clients within each of these areas.

Energy: the firm acts for a range of energy clients, including national oil concerns, international oil and gas companies, utilities, as well as corporates and investors focused on renewables.

Financial services: financial services is the firm’s largest single sector. Stephenson Harwood is known for advising international financial institutions, ranging from banks, funds and asset management companies to financial intermediaries and brokers.

Projects and infrastructure: Stephenson Harwood acts for contractors, financiers and public sector bodies on a range of infrastructure projects. The firm has a particularly strong presence in the PFI/PPP market and in offshore construction.

Real estate: the group advises clients whose primary business is real estate or whose business relies on a significant property base, such as lenders, retailers, investors, developers and public sector bodies.

Transportation: the firm is a recognised market leader in the aviation, rail and shipping sectors. Its offering is extensive and includes asset finance, corporate and commercial support, dispute resolution, projects, finance and tax.

The firm has recently won the following accolades:

  • Chinese law firm of the year – ILO Client Choice Awards 2011
  • Banking and finance law firm of the year (China) - Finance Monthly 2011
  • Corporate finance team of the year - Corporate International 2010
  • Regulatory lawyers of the year – Complinet Awards 2010
  • Aircraft finance team of the year – Jane’s Transport Finance Awards 2010
  • Shipping firm of the year ( China, Singapore and UK) - Finance Monthly 2010 /11

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