Kirkpatrick poaches Stephenson Harwood’s M&A head

Stephenson Harwood has lost its head of M&A Kevin Dean, who has quit for Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham.

Dean joined Kirkpatrick & Lockhart this week after three years at Stephenson Harwood.

He became a partner at Stephenson Harwood in May 2002, when the firm merged with Sinclair Roche & Temperley.

Prior to that, Dean was head of corporate and commercial at Sinclair Roche.

Stephenson Harwood managing partner Sunil Gadhia confirmed Dean’s departure.

The Lawyer contacted Kevin Dean at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, but he declined to comment.