Stephenson Harwood names trio of new partners

The fund structuring, maritime financing, and restructuring & insolvency teams at the Paris office of Stephenson Harwood have been reinforced with the promotion of a trio of lawyers to partner: Ngowari Adikibi, Ezio Dal Maso and Alexandre Koenig.

Posté le jeudi, mai 11 2023
Stephenson Harwood names trio of new partners

Promoting from within continues to be a preferred strategy at Stephenson Harwood, with the latest examples being the ascension of Ngowari Adikibi, Ezio Dal Maso and Alexandre Koenig. 

Ngowari Adikibi, who has been with Stephenson Harwood since 2022, is a member of the investment fund structuring practice. She advises fund managers and institutional investors at all stages of the investment pathway, both in France and abroad. She acts for prominent private-equity players in their international investment operations and sales of assets.

A member of the Paris Bar, she has accrued significant legal experience on both side of the English Channel. She has a BA in French and English Law from King's College, London and Master of Law degree from the Sorbonne. Previous firms include DLA Piper and King & Wood Mallesons.

Head of the super-yachts practice, Ezio Dal Maso joined the firm in 2021. He is an expert on maritime financing, acting on behalf of owners, banks, brokers, sellers and designers, in the course of contract negotiations related to sales, acquisitions, financing and refitting. A member of bar associations in Italy, France and the UK, he has amassed 15 years of financing experience related to commercial ships, cruise vessels, super-yachts and business jets.

His undergraduate law degree comes from the University of Verona and among his postgraduate qualifications is an Executive MBA from ESCP Business School.

Alexandre Koenig, who also joined Stephenson Harwood in 2021, established and developed the French branch's restructuring & insolvency practice. His clients include shareholders, investors, debtors, lenders and judicial representatives, both in France and overseas, assisting them on a broad range of issues related to companies in difficulty. A 2014 Paris Bar product, Koenig spent seven years at Bredin Prat and a six month stint in the legal department of BNP Paribas CIB.  

He has an undergraduate degree in economic law from Science Po and a pair of master’s degrees (economic globalization law; general private law).