2013 Chambers 100 listing recognises two Stephenson Harwood partners
Stephenson Harwood has announced that John Fordham, head of the law firm’s litigation practice group, and Tony Woodcock, head of Stephenson Harwood’s regulatory litigation practice, have been ranked in the 2013 Chambers 100 listing.
Fordham was noted in particular for his commercial awareness and efficiency and responsiveness. A client commented that he is ‘efficient and straightforward to deal with. He has a wealth of experience coupled with commercial pragmatism’. Another client added that he possesses ‘exactly the right gravitas to get clients and lawyers alike to really consider their options, and thus he brings parties together’.
Woodcock was noted for his communication skills and commercial awareness. Client feedback included: ‘He’s seen it all in the financial services regulatory field, from defending insider-trading charges to getting new chief executives past their authorisation interviews.’ In addition, he is ‘a fantastically smooth and experienced operator for financial services work’ and ‘has an unparalleled grasp of the world of financial regulation and decades of experience. His judgment is unerring’.
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This edition of snapSHot summarises some of the key legal and regulatory developments that occurred during November in relation to occupational pension schemes.
On 28 November 2013, the Court of Justice of the EU gave judgment in two appeals by the Council of the EU against judgments of the General Court annulling the asset freezes imposed by the Council on two Iranian companies.