Stephenson Harwood has been named 'Law Firm of the Year' at The British Legal Awards on Thursday 3 December 2009. The award is one of the most coveted for law firms and is in recognition of the firm's prominence and growth in the legal sector. The 18-strong judging panel included several prominent general counsel such as Banco Santander's Olga Garcia Gonzalez, BAA's Carol Hui, Christie's Nick Deeming, Sony Ericsson's Jonathan Pearl and Richard Bennett of HSBC.
Sharon White, chief executive of Stephenson Harwood, commented: "This award is a fantastic achievement for our firm. It is great to have this external recognition of our success and of the quality of our people and our work for clients."
Stephenson Harwood is an international law firm which offers a full range of legal services combined with deep expertise in five sectors: energy, financial services, projects and infrastructure, real estate and transportation.The firm has offices in five countries across Europe and Asia: UK, France, Greece, Singapore and in China in Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Through its extensive international network of offices and affiliates, the firm provides clients with quality resources and expert local knowledge in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.