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Stephen Atkinson


Stephen Atkinson's extensive knowledge lies in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, shareholder arrangements and joint ventures.

Areas of FocusCorporate
Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


  • General Corporate Advice
  • Acquisitions and Disposals
  • Buy-outs, Buy-ins 
  • Development Capital Transactions 
  • Joint Ventures
  • Shareholders Agreements
  • Equity Structurings
  • John Laing Investments Limited - acquisition of Solar Farm (Project Amber) and other renewable energy transactions
  • Renesola - various solar farm transactions
  • RWE Innogy - Fastnet wind sale
  • Greencoat - Project Verdi (wind farm acquisition)
  • Blue Energy - Project Jupiter (wind farm acquisition)
  • Priory Healthcare - multiple M&A transactions
  • Project Genesis - sale of UK group to listed US buyer
  • Findus - acting for management in relation to equity structuring and refinancing of group
  • Camden Market - acquisition of Camden Market Holdings Corporation
  • Greencoat UK Wind – acquisition of a subsidy-free wind farm (South Kyle)
  • Major Clients

    • Priory Healthcare Group
    • Findus/Youngs Bluecrest
    • John Laing Investments Limited
    • Greencoat
    • MarketTech Holdings Limited
  • Gonville & Caius College Cambridge, BA & MA Upper second in law

Prior Experience

2003 to date, Partner, DLA Piper
1996 to 2003, Solicitor, DLA Piper
1995 to 1996, Solicitor, UK based boutique construction law firm