Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has strengthened its finance practice with the appointment of Elisabeth Gaunt as a consultant, based in its London office.
Gaunt, who brings more than 30 years of experience to the firm, was previously a partner at Taylor Wessing, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe), and Denton Wilde Sapte. She is a trade finance expert, with particular experience advising in relation to receivables finance and supply chain finance – insured and uninsured, and with or without export credit support – as well as commodity financing and supplier finance. Clients have included large international banks, corporates and funds.
“Our clients come to us for the strength and depth of our experience, and for our commercial approach to legal issues,” said Tammy Samuel, head of finance, Stephenson Harwood. “Elisabeth joining our team will further bolster our trade finance expertise in London, to complement our trade finance practice in our international network, and our commodities work within the firm. She brings with her more than three decades of experience advising some of the biggest players in the market, and an unparalleled understanding of the commercial drivers of such organisations.”
Stephenson Harwood’s award-winning international finance practice acts for international banks, investment companies, other corporates, lessors, funds and other stakeholders on challenging transactions which often involve novel instruments or structures.