Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood
Stephenson Harwood is a global law firm with over 1000 people worldwide, including more than 190 partners. The firm is headquartered in London, with 10 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Our Africa practice includes partners from our international offices in London, Paris, Dubai, Singapore, Seoul, Beijing and Hong Kong.

Our leading Africa oil & gas practice has been active on the continent for many years. The firm regularly advises on key mandates of wide economic, political and strategic importance across the continent. We have represented listed and private companies, financial institutions, private clients, family offices, investment companies, private equity houses, governments and state-owned entities on a range of transactions in the upstream, downstream and midstream industries. Our oil & gas team has in-depth knowledge and experience advising on M&A, farm-ins, financing, oil trading, FPSOs and disputes.

Stephenson Harwood believes in developing African talent and have founded a Nigeria Law School Prize (work experience awarded to the top performing student at the Law School) alongside our long-standing secondment programme. Such initiatives have ensured a diverse mix of expertise and culture resulting in deep local insight and contributed to our winning the Law Digest Award in both 2016 and 2017 for Africa's Strategic Partner.