Stephen Heinemann specialises in both legal and sponsor services to venture capital trusts.  He is a partner in the firm's Capital Markets team.

Stephen is a solicitor advising on a range of company and commercial matters including sale and purchase agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance.

Howard Kennedy is the only English law firm authorised to provide both legal and sponsor services to its clients and since 2005 Stephen has specialised in acting for the firm's venture capital trust clients in both of these capacities. 

Recent work
  • Advising – in legal and sponsor capacity – venture capital trusts in both fundraising and VCT mergers.
  • Advising clients on both listed and unlisted debt offerings.
Stephen was nominated for Funds Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2019- the team was previously recognised as a runner up in the category.
Did you know
Stephen was a police sergeant in the Metropolitan Police before joining Howard Kennedy.  


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