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Stan Stewart


Stan has extensive experience with the planning, design, coordination and implementation of multi-country corporate restructurings, including post-acquisition integrations, supply chain reorganizations and spin-offs.

He also utilizes his 25+ years of international experience to advise clients on a range of cross-border corporate transactions, including international business collaborations, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Stan’s practice also involves cross-border financings and private equity investments, in-bound investments into the US, mergers and acquisitions, as well as general corporate law issues.


  • Acted as EMEA lead counsel for the multi-country spin-off of the automotive business line of an NYSE-listed company, including asset, employee and subsidiary transfers. The project allowed the client to spin off a multibillion dollar business line in a largely tax-free transaction
  • Designed and implemented a pan-European structure for a Toronto-listed oil and gas producer to provide for joint ventures and carried interests for each drilling concession across Europe. As a result of this transaction the client was able to attract multiple investors for the development of different concessions
  • Represented a software company in the post-acquisition integration of a target company, including formation of a Swiss holding company and the transfer of multiple European subsidiaries
  • Represented investment arm of foreign government in equity investments in US companies, including the use of options, warrants and preferred stock
  • Assisted NYSE-listed oil and gas services company in global reorganization of subsidiaries, including formation of Asia Pac, EMEA and Americas intermediate holding companies and transfers of entities and employees. The transaction allowed the client to refocus its internal operations to match the changing global footprint of its clients, as we as gain access to additional capital markets
  • Represented a publicly-held electronics company in the sale of a major business line, including the coordination of the transfer of assets, subsidiaries and employees in 25 countries
  • English
  • SMU School of Law, J.D., 1988
  • Stanford University, B.A., 1984


  • Moderator, "Ensuring Flawless Transactions by Aligning Your Internal Team," Association of Corporate Counsel event, Houston, Texas, December 2014
  • Co-Speaker, "Entity Rationalization & Organizational Charts Don’t Have to be Bigger in Texas," Tax Executive Institute Workshop, Austin, Texas, November 2014
  • Co-Speaker, "Subsidiary Governance and Risk Management," Society for Corporate Governance luncheon, Houston, Texas, June 2014

Prior Experience

  • 2017 - present, Partner, Advokatfirma DLA Piper Norway DA
  • 2005 - 2017, Partner, international law firm (Houston and Amsterdam offices)
  • 1997 - 2005, Partner, international law firm related to a Big 4 accounting firm (Amsterdam office)
  • 1989 - 1997, Associate, global US-based law firm (Brussels and Dallas offices)

Memberships And Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Registered with Den Norske Advokatforening (The Norwegian Bar Association)
  • Houston Bar Association (International and Business Sections)
  • Society for Corporate Governance
  • Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce (Houston Chapter)