Public takeover work involves numerous schemes of arrangement including:
The schemes of arrangement relating to the competitive takeover of Resolution plc in 2007-2008 (acting for Resolution plc)
For Halliburton in relation to the Expro scheme of arrangement in 2008 (the leading recent case on takeover schemes of arrangement)
The Misys plc scheme of arrangement (2012)
The Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc scheme of arrangement (2012)
Extensive experience in Part VII transfer schemes including:
Alliance & Leicester/Santander (2010)
Lloyds TSB/Bank of Scotland (2011)
Egg/Yorkshire Building Society (2011)
RBS/Santander proposed transfer
Stephen also advises on cross-border mergers. His experience includes acting for the Itau Group in the transfer of their European banking operations from Portugal to the UK in 2012-2013.
Significant corporate cases include:
Eckerle and others v Wickeder Westfalenstahl GmbH and another Ref:  EWHC 68 (Ch)
An application under s.98 of the Companies Act 2006 challenging the re-registration of DNICK Holding plc as a private company.
Re Itau International Limited Ref  EWHC 1783 (Ch)
Established the meaning of “existing transferee company” under the Cross Border Merger Regulations.
Re Expro International Group plc Ref:  EWHC 2503 (Ch)
(led by Martin Moore QC) acting for Halliburton
Cox v Cox Ref:  BCC
(led by Giles Goodfellow QC) involving financial assistance and the unwinding of a share transfer.
Citco v Pusser’s Limited Ref: (Privy Council, November 2006)
(led by Michael Todd QC) an appeal originating from the British Virgin Islands relating to the exercise of majority power to alter articles of association.