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  • Stephen Jarvis

    Stephen Jarvis
    Partner & International Brand Ambassador, London

    Corporate, Commercial, Banking & finance

    T. +44 (0) 20 7481 0010

Stephen is a highly experienced corporate law specialist providing proactive business advice to domestic and international clients across a range of sectors. He is one of the firm’s International Brand Ambassadors.

Stephen has a particular emphasis on all forms of cross-border M&A, complex joint ventures, commercial contracts, shareholder arrangements and company restructurings.

Acting for public and private clients, as well as family businesses and ultra high net worth ndividuals, Stephen is well travelled and well connected. His friendly and approachable style has led him to become the trusted advisor to a large and varied client base.

Stephen’s pragmatic and creative approach means he delivers solutions ahead of time, helping clients achieve their goals in a cost effective manner. Stephen is comfortable advising a board of directors of a public listed company or a new start-up entrepreneur. His attention to detail is matched by his ability to see the ‘bigger picture’.

Stephen has been with the firm since 1995 and became a partner in 2003.

Highlight Matters

  • Working on the merger of Ince & Co LLP and Gordon Dadds PLC to create a full service AIM listed international law firm, signing on 31st December 2018
  • Advising a major Middle Eastern energy client/ship owner on a proposed collaboration in 2019 with a new strategic partner in respect of its shipping platform. The client has approached a number global shipping operators with a view to them investing in its shipping arm.
  • Acting in 2019 for an UHNI in respect of ongoing issues surrounding the sale of shares in a family business  
  • Advising a wholly state-owned national oil company on a major asset restructuring in 2017/8
  • 5. Advising a New York Stock Exchange listed company on a cross border acquisition in 2018 of a European company that provides global port reception facilities. 
  • Acting for a global ship management company in 2018 on its share for share exchange whereby it acquired a global marine travel business.
  • Acting for an Austrian private equity fund on the purchase in 2018 of a UK specialist retail printing company
  • Advising family members of a Middle East family in 2017/8 in respect of personal wealth investments under the control of third parties
  • Acting for a US fund on its acquisition in 2018 of a global leader in ship management services
  • Acting for a Far East business in respect of commercial issues and ownership disputes concerning its operations in the Middle East


“I always try to put myself in the shoes of my client – imagining that it is my business and my money, that way I give advice I believe in”
“My clients trust me and I am with them all the way – for now and the future, together”

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)

What you may not know about Stephen

Stephen is a keen cyclist and passionate about photography – so don’t be surprised if he is spotted taking photos of your office view – as well as one of the signing sessions of the Completion meeting!

Corporate, Commercial, Banking & finance