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Stewart Worthy

Partner
worthy.stewart@dorsey.com

Overview

STEWART HAS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN BOTH CAPITAL MARKETS TRANSACTIONS AND PRIVATE MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS.

Stewart’s practice focuses on complex cross-border transactions, with a particular focus on US and APAC in-bound UK investments and English law deals in Central & Eastern Europe and Africa.

Stewart has a broad corporate and finance practice advising clients on acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, international securities offerings, strategic alliances, complex restructurings and other commercial transactions.

Stewart’s clients include companies in a wide variety of sectors, including real estate, automotive, packaging, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, clean technology, mining and oil and gas.

Stewart has been recognized as a ‘notable practitioner’ in the IFLR 1000 and described in The Legal 500 as a ‘great deal captain’ having ‘technical expertise coupled with an easy-going personality’ and being ‘great to work with’.

Education & Admissions

College of Law, Guildford (Legal Practice Course, 2004), Distinction

College of Law, Guildford (Post Graduate Diploma in Law, 2003), Distinction

University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (B.A., History, 2002), 2:1

Admissions

  • England

Languages

  • English

Experience

Representative Experience

  • Represented a HK asset manager on its investment in a large UK real estate development company.
  • Represented Hony Capital on the £1bn restructuring of Pizza Express Group, including the carve-out sale of the Asia business.
  • Represented the Ghanaian local partner on the sell-down of its interest in the Tema LNG project to African Infrastructure Investment Managers.
  • Represented private equity firm, CapDesia Group, on its equity investment in Japanese fast food restaurant chain, Wasabi Sushi & Bento.
  • Represented a PRC family office on a group reorganization and various divestments in the hospitality sector.
  • Represented sport-focused investment firm, GACP Sports, on its acquisition of Bordeaux Football Club.
  • Represented US based private equity firm, Argand Partners, on its acquisition of Oase (a water gardens and pump business).
  • Represented Yioula Glassworks’ in the €500m sale of its glass manufacturing operation in Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania.
  • Represented Nigerian company, SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company Plc, in its first of a kind IPO on the London and Lagos stock exchanges.
  • Represented a Ukrainian energy company in connection with its US$115 million acquisition of two power generation plants and power infrastructure assets in Ukraine from a major US energy company.
  • Represented a Nigerian independent exploration and production company in several acquisitions of oil mining lease interests in the Niger Delta from various international oil companies, including Shell, Chevron, TOTAL and ENI.
  • Represented an Australian listed insurance company in its acquisition of a UK online insurance company.
  • Represented an offshore investment group in the sale of certain oil and gas assets located in Russia.
  • Represented a major US outsourcing company on its acquisition of Remploy from the UK Government (Department for Work and Pensions).
  • Represented US automotive parts manufacturer on its acquisition of certain UK and Canadian business and assets from Federal Mogul.
  • Represented a German environmental solutions company on its acquisition of certain UK business and assets from DHL Supply Chain.
  • Represented a major Russian mining and steel company in its US$800 million Eurobond issuance on the Irish Stock Exchange.

Industries & Practices

Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Capital Markets
  • China
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Europe
  • FinTech
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Hong Kong
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Private Equity
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Technology

Accolades

  • Previously recognized in the IFLR 1000 and in Legal 500