UK-based Stewarts Law Opens U.S. Offices

Apr 18 2012 | 7:44am ET

London-based legal firm Stewarts Law has opened offices in New York and Delaware.

Litigators David Straite and Ralph Sianni have been named U.S. partners and members of the U.S. company’s executive committee.

Stewarts says its U.S. team will initially focus on investor protection litigation, including securities litigation, corporate governance and alternative entity litigation, as well as antitrust and commercial litigation.

Straite, who has worked in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom and the Delaware office of Grant&Eisenhofer, will be based in Stewarts' New York office and head the new investor protection litigation department. Sianni, who also worked in G&E’s Delaware office, will manage the U.S. offices from his base in Delaware.

Both have represented large institutional investors in the U.S. and Europe and are familiar with all aspects of investor protection litigation including hedge fund disputes, shareholder derivative actions and securities class actions.

Stewarts’ U.S. team is expected to become involved immediately in litigations involving companies including Facebook and Harbinger.

John Cahill, UK managing partner of Stewarts Law said in a statement: “Our U.S. practice will bridge a cultural gap for UK and European clients litigating in the U.S. Courts. We will continue to work closely with those U.S. firms who have a proven track record in our chosen specializations. We plan to remain litigation-only, highly specialist, and conflict-free.”


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