"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 CorporateDivision at Shoosmiths. Steve is responsible for developing the strategy and leading theaward-winning national team, across all areas of corporate transaction advisoryservices.
Steve draws on over 20 years’ experienceof corporate transactions advising both private and public companies on mergersand acquisitions, joint ventures, capital fundraising and reductions,compliance and corporate governance. Steve also has extensive experienceworking with management teams on management buyouts and exits.
As national head of Corporate, Steveis driving Shoosmiths investment in the development of broader client offeringsacross the breadth of transactions supporting business throughout theirlifecycle including work with owner managed, venture capital backed and privateequity backed businesses as well as large corporates, public companies andglobal corporations.
Steve joined Shoosmiths in May 2004and became a partner in May 2006. He has recently been identified as aleader in his field of Corporate Finance by Chambers and Partners and Legal500. Steve’s client focus and commercial skills have seen him recognised as awinner of the Lawyer of the Year award at the Solent Deal Awards.