Stephen Anderson

WBD strengthens Southampton office with senior hire

Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has appointed Stephen Anderson as a Legal Director in the firm’s commercial team in Southampton.

Stephen specialises in complex commercial agreements (including those for major procurement and outsourcing projects), government procurement contracts and intellectual property licensing. He has a particular focus on aerospace and defence having spent more than a decade as an in-house lawyer within that sector, initially at NATS and more recently at BAE Systems where he was a member of their Intellectual Property & Technology Law team before being appointed Senior Counsel to the Maritime Services Business Unit.

Commenting on his appointment, Stephen said: “WBD has an impressive client portfolio across a large number of sectors which brings many opportunities to work on very exciting projects. I look forward to working with the team here in Southampton, nationally and in the US.”

Jon Hales, Partner and Head of WBD’s Southampton office, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Stephen into our firm. His impressive array of experience and strong track record of advising on complex commercial matters strengthen our regional and national offering and provide great added value to our clients.”

Ranking in the UK’s top 20 law firms, WBD provides legal expertise in eleven key sectors from across eight offices in the UK and 19 offices in the US. It is one of the largest law firms in Southampton where it employs more than 150 staff.

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