Stephenson Harwood wins and loses in recruitment stakes

Stephenson Harwood has lost its head of corporate and a partner to Taylor Wessing but gained two new recruits.

James Robertson, group practice leader for corporate and partner Adrienne Seaman are leaving for Taylor Wessing though at this point a leave date is still being negotiated.

However Stephenson Harwood is taking on two lawyers for its banking and asset finance group.

Philip Perrotta is moving to the firm as a partner from his position as legal director of the AirTanker consortium, the Airbus business which successfully bid for the Ministry of Defence’s Royal Air Force £13.1bn air-to-air refuelling contract, due to run over 27 years.

Prior to that Perrotta was head of the banking and finance group at Eversheds’ London office after spending time as legal director in the commercial aerospace business at BAE Systems.

He will be joined by Robert Morris who is moving from the Sumitomo Trust where he was legal counsel and manager.