Stephenson Harwood raids Dentons again as quartet make partner

Stephenson Harwood has made up four lawyers to partner from today (1 May), with the promotions coming alongside its seventh partner hire from Dentons in two years.


Sharon White
Sharon White

All four promoted lawyers are in London, comprising commercial litigators Richard Garcia and Tatiana Minaeva, funds lawyer Alex Haynes and commercial specialist Jonathan Kirsop.

The promotions round is up on 2012, when it made up three in London, including one who later moved to Hong Kong (30 April 2012).

CEO Sharon White said in a statement: “Each of the new partners has worked extremely hard for the firm and is seen as having a key role in the future development of their respective practice area.”

The firm said it had also made 15 lateral hires in the last year.

The latest addition is rail partner Tammy Samuel, who joins Stephenson Harwood from Dentons’ City base.

Samuel focuses on heavy and light rail market, acting for rolling stock manufacturers and maintainers, train operators and public-sector clients and was previously an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where she worked with current Stephenson Harwood global rail head and ex-Freshfields lawyer Graeme McLellan.

The firm has now hired seven partners from Dentons or pre-merger SNR Denton in the last 24 months, with the additions including real estate partners Andrew Hill and Paul Hayward-Surry, restructuring duo Susan Moore and Elizabeth Elliott, banking specialist James Linforth and property litigator Andrew Myers.

The recruitment spree kicked off following the hire of finance partner Jayesh Patel from legacy Denton Wilde Sapte in 2010 (8 Febuary 2010).