Stephen is a partner and heads up the Commercial Team, having joined Bermans in June 2021.
After qualifying as a solicitor in 2008, Stephen has trained and worked at a number of large regional firms; as well as working in-house. He is a highly experienced commercial contracts lawyer with in-house experience (including working with major international brands), and has good experience working for international companies. This in-house experience gives Stephen a commercial approach in problem solving, which assists clients in achieving their commercial goal and objectives.
Stephen advises on all types of commercial contracts and arrangements. This extends to agency or distribution, confidentiality, consultancy, cooperation, event management, outsourced services, sponsorship, software or website development, equipment or venue-hire, intellectual property rights and licensing, trade mark licences and standard terms and conditions of trade, service and supply. He advises clients in a wide range of sectors and industries; including the cosmetic, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, leisure, retail and sports.
In addition to his commercial contracts experience, Stephen has substantial experience in the sports sector, and is an important part of the growing Bermans Sports Team. Before coming back to private practice in 2019, Stephen was senior legal counsel at MATCH Hospitality, providing legal and commercial advice in connection with a number of major sporting events; including the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia™ 2017, 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™, the ATP Tennis Finals (at the O2 Arena in London) and the Formula One Paddock Club. He was also previously lead legal adviser to the T20 Caribbean Premier League.
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