James Stephen joins Howes Percival as Partner and Head of Corporate Law team
Howes Percival has recruited James Stephen as a Partner and Head of its Corporate Law team in Cambridge.
A highly experienced lawyer with over 25 years of experience advising clients on corporate matters, James supports businesses in the UK and internationally on corporate legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, company sales, corporate restructurings, fundraisings, and general corporate issues.
James started his career working for large City of London firms (Mayer Brown, Baker & McKenzie) before relocating to Cambridge in 2007 where he helped to establish the Cambridge office of Charles Russell, before moving to Penningtons Manches and then most recently to BDB Pitmans.
James acts for clients of all sizes including private and public limited companies, LLPs, partnerships, and entrepreneurs.
Howes Percival’s Corporate, Commercial, and Banking team has grown by 60% since 2020 and 2022 was the team’s busiest year to date, completing over 100 transactions, with an aggregate deal value of over £500 million.
Oliver Pritchard, a Partner in Howes Percival’s Corporate, Commercial, and Banking team in the East, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome James into the team. He is a very well-established and highly regarded corporate lawyer within the Cambridge market and brings a wealth of experience.
“We are certainly on a roll in the East and building real momentum both here and nationally, following a significant investment in growing the team. We want to be the corporate, commercial, and banking team of choice in the region, and James will be playing a key role as we continue to make progress towards that aim.
“James joins us at an exceptionally busy time, and his local market knowledge and extensive experience will provide additional momentum as we continue with our ambitious plans to further grow our team and increase our market share in Cambridge.”