"Group head Stephen Porter, who has a particular focus on the insurance and technology industries, stands out for his 'dynamic personality and extensive experience, which enables him to guide clients through some of the most complex corporate transactions'."
Steve is head of the Corporate Division at Shoosmiths. Steve is responsible for developing the strategy and leading the award-winning national team, across all areas of corporate transaction advisory services.
Steve draws on over 20 years’ experience of corporate transactions advising both private and public companies on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital fundraising and reductions, compliance and corporate governance. Steve also has extensive experience working with management teams on management buyouts and exits.
As national head of Corporate, Steve is driving Shoosmiths investment in the development of broader client offerings across the breadth of transactions supporting business throughout their lifecycle including work with owner managed, venture capital backed and private equity backed businesses as well as large corporates, public companies and global corporations.
Steve joined Shoosmiths in May 2004 and became a partner in May 2006. He has recently been identified as a leader in his field of Corporate Finance by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. Steve’s client focus and commercial skills have seen him recognised as a winner of the Lawyer of the Year award at the Solent Deal Awards most recently in 2019.