Harriet Stephenson is an associate in the Corporate Department of the London office of Latham & Watkins.

Ms. Stephenson has particular experience in advising major corporates and investors on domestic and international public and private M&A, together with experience in ECM, corporate reorganisations, and the provision of general corporate law, corporate governance, and commercial advice.

Ms. Stephenson has spent time seconded to the Rothschild & Co Specialist Advisory desk.

Ms. Stephenson's experience includes advising:

  • Whirlpool Corporation on its joint venture with Arçelik A.Ş creating a combined €6 billion revenue business, as part of its global portfolio transformation
  • L’Oréal on its US$2.525 billion acquisition of luxury beauty brand Aēsop
  • A confidential sovereign wealth fund in respect of a £4.5 billion real estate joint venture with one of Europe’s largest real estate operators
  • Rivulis, a portfolio company of Temasek, on the acquisition of the international irrigation business of Jain Irrigation Systems, an India-based micro irrigation systems company
  • PZ Cussons plc on its acquisition of Childs Farm
  • The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia on the acquisition of Newcastle United football club*
  • A South African financial services company on the disposal of its majority stake in a listed financial planning and investment platform by way of public takeover*
  • Dorilton Capital on its acquisition of the Williams Formula 1 racing team*
  • Marks and Spencer Group plc on the acquisition of 50% of Ocado’s online retail business to create its delivery joint venture with Ocado and the related £750 million rights issue*
  • Prosus N.V. on its £5.5 billion contested bid for Just Eat plc*
  • McCarthy & Stone plc on its £647 million recommended cash offer by Lone Star*
  • A global pharmaceutical company on the disposal of its prescription medicines business by way of a competitive auction process*
  • Worldpay plc on its £9 billion merger with Vantiv, Inc*
  • A plant-based food business on its proposed sale and subsequent corporate reorganisation*
  • A global listed biotech venture capital company on its response to an activist shareholder*
  • Charterhouse on its £561 million cash bid for Tarsus Group plc*
  • BTG plc on its £3.3 billion recommended takeover by Boston Scientific Corporation*
  • Atrium European Real Estate Limited on its EV €1.4 billion offer by Gazit-Globe Limited *
  • A consortium led by Equitix and Dalmore on the £1.45 billion public takeover of John Laing Infrastructure Fund*
  • Cobham plc on its £500 million rights issue *
  • McCarthy & Stone plc on its IPO*
  • Computer Sciences Corporation on its contested recommended £502 million takeover of Xchanging plc*
  • A listed pharmaceutical company on the proposed acquisition of an antibacterial business and linked rights issue:*
  • 21st Century Fox on its US$9.3 billion sale of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland to Sky plc*
  • Circassia Pharmaceuticals plc on its acquisition of Aerocrine AB and Prosonix Limited and associated placing and open offer*
  • A listed specialist lending company on its £120 million acquisition of a financial services company, together with associated private placing*

* Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law, 2010
  • LL.B., University of Nottingham, 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English