Stewart Worthy

Stewart Worthy has a broad corporate, M&A and private equity practice advising clients on acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, investments, international securities offerings, strategic alliances, lending and other transactions.

Stewart’s clients include companies across a range of sectors, from automotive, sport, packaging, manufacturing, retail, leisure and hospitality, to clean technology, mining, and oil and gas.

Stewart has been recognized as a "notable practitioner " in IFLR 1000 and is recommended by The Legal 500 UK for his "technical expertise coupled with an easy-going personality" and for being "great to work with."


  • Represented private equity firm, CapDesia Group, on its equity investment in Japanese fast food restaurant chain, Wasabi Sushi & Bento.
  • Represented Iconex (a portfolio company of US private equity firm, Atlas Holdings LLC) on its recent bolt-on acquisitions.
  • Represented sport-focused investment firm, GACP Sports, on its acquisition of Bordeaux Football Club.
  • Represented US based private equity firm, Argand Partners, on its acquisition of Oase (a water gardens and pump business).
  • Represented Yioula Glassworks’ in the €500m sale of its glass manufacturing operation in Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania.
  • Represented Nigerian company, SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company Plc, in its first of a kind IPO on the London and Lagos stock exchanges.
  • Represented a Ukrainian energy company in connection with its US$115 million acquisition of two power generation plants and power infrastructure assets in Ukraine from a major US energy company.
  • Represented a Nigerian independent exploration and production company in several acquisitions of oil mining lease interests in the Niger Delta from various international oil companies, including Shell, Chevron, TOTAL and ENI.
  • Represented an Australian listed insurance company in its acquisition of a UK online insurance company.
  • Represented an offshore investment group in the sale of certain oil and gas assets located in Russia.
  • Represented a major US outsourcing company on its acquisition of Remploy from the UK Government (Department for Work and Pensions).
  • Represented US automotive parts manufacturer on its acquisition of certain UK and Canadian business and assets from Federal Mogul.
  • Represented a German environmental solutions company on its acquisition of certain UK business and assets from DHL Supply Chain.
  • Represented a major Russian mining and steel company in its US$800 million Eurobond issuance on the Irish Stock Exchange.
  • Represented an African state ministry of finance in its multiple PXF facilities made available by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.
  • Represented a Nigerian independent exploration and production company in its reserved based loans made available by a syndicate of international and local banks.


  • English

Qualifications (only qualified jurisdictions of practice)

  • Solicitor, England and Wales


Legal insights

The UK economy remains open for business and overseas investment although since November 2020 there are new controls on FDI will need to be navigated as updated in March 2021 as below. By way of...

24 May 2021

Last week Lord Hill published his review into the UK listing environment, which examines how companies raise equity capital on UK public markets and made a series of recommendations to improve the...

08 March 2021

In the current economic climate, a carve-out of non-core business or assets will often make sense to companies seeking to focus their efforts on their core offering

11 November 2020

As the economic shock caused by COVID-19 begins to take its full effect on UK businesses, many of whom were already stressed and highly leveraged

30 March 2020

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