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Steve Berry

Steve Berry

Chairman, Partner - Corporate & Commercial

Professional Background

Steve works with clients throughout the UK and overseas on high value projects and transactions. He has wide experience of advising on complex finance structures and partnerships between the private and public sectors. Steve has particular expertise in renewable energy including major shale gas projects. Steve is recognised as a leading corporate and commercial specialist by Chambers UK, Chambers Europe and Legal 500 directories.

Work highlights – advising:

  • Eco2 on the development and financing of three biomass power stations each having a capital value of over £120m
  • Verdion Properties on the financing and development arrangements for the £150m+ development of an inland logistics port near Doncaster and an on-going funding partnership with a major pension fund
  • Lifecare Residences on its development and funding of luxury retirement villages, including an £80m+ development in Battersea, London 
  • Capita plc on multiple acquisitions and long term PPP agreements 
  • Omniport on its PPP arrangements with Norwich City Council on the ownership and operation of Norwich International Airport 
  • UK Onshore Gas on a fund raising and public listing  

Education

Steve was educated at Bristol University. He worked at Herbert Smith and was a partner at Eversheds before co-founding the firm in 1999. Steve is the Chairman and a practicing corporate partner at Acuity.

Professional Background

Steve works with clients throughout the UK and overseas on high value projects and transactions. He has wide experience of advising on complex finance structures and partnerships between the private and public sectors. Steve has particular expertise in renewable energy including major shale gas projects. Steve is recognised as a leading corporate and commercial specialist by Chambers UK, Chambers Europe and Legal 500 directories.

Work highlights – advising:

  • Eco2 on the development and financing of three biomass power stations each having a capital value of over £120m
  • Verdion Properties on the financing and development arrangements for the £150m+ development of an inland logistics port near Doncaster and an on-going funding partnership with a major pension fund
  • Lifecare Residences on its development and funding of luxury retirement villages, including an £80m+ development in Battersea, London 
  • Capita plc on multiple acquisitions and long term PPP agreements 
  • Omniport on its PPP arrangements with Norwich City Council on the ownership and operation of Norwich International Airport 
  • UK Onshore Gas on a fund raising and public listing  

Education

Steve was educated at Bristol University. He worked at Herbert Smith and was a partner at Eversheds before co-founding the firm in 1999. Steve is the Chairman and a practicing corporate partner at Acuity.

The directories say...

Clients appreciate his approach, commenting that he is "a terrific lawyer: confident, balanced and experienced."

Chambers UK

Stephen Berry receives consistently positive client feedback (he is ‘commercial’, and a ‘good negotiator’), and has built up a loyal client base.

Legal 500

Clients appreciate his approach, commenting that he is "a terrific lawyer: confident, balanced and experienced."

Chambers UK

Stephen Berry receives consistently positive client feedback (he is ‘commercial’, and a ‘good negotiator’), and has built up a loyal client base.

Legal 500


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