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Lawrence Stephens Makes Latest Lateral Hire with Director James Lyons

October 2021

We are pleased to announce that we have appointed experienced Corporate lawyer James Lyons as a Director in our expanding Corporate & Commercial department.

With more than 20 years’ experience, James is a highly skilled and sought-after legal practitioner with specialist expertise in mergers and acquisitions, equity fundraisings, joint ventures, corporate re-organisations, shareholders’ agreements, and corporate governance.

His vast array of clients includes entrepreneurs, management teams, SMEs, large private companies, and PLCs within sectors as varied as technology, manufacturing, real estate, healthcare, and catering.

James joins Lawrence Stephens from Devonshires Solicitors LLP and has previously worked at leading national and international law firms including Trowers & Hamlins LLP, Olswang, and Allen & Overy. Renowned throughout his field, James has previously been ranked as a Recognised Practitioner for Corporate M&A Mid-Market (London) by Chambers & Partners.

James Lyons, Director, comments:

“I’m thrilled to have joined Lawrence Stephens as a Director in their Corporate & Commercial team. Lawrence Stephens’ forward-thinking, proactive and client-centric approach precisely mirrors my own values and I look forward to delivering results that will enable the firm to continue going from strength to strength and enhance its already glowing reputation.”

Jeff Rubenstein, Senior Director, comments:

“We’re delighted to welcome James on board to our growing Corporate & Commercial team. His extensive expertise in corporate legal matters, strong reputation and track record of delivering exceptional client service will be invaluable to our firm and we can’t wait to see his career continue to thrive and excel at Lawrence Stephens.”