Stephen Miles

CEO - Commercial Services

I am CEO for Commercial Services and a member of both DWF's Executive and Strategic Boards, responsible for driving forward the Commercial Services strategy to deliver further growth and increased profitability.

Tel: +44 (0)121 647 2516 Mob: +44 (0)7831 413 723

Birmingham

One Snowhill Snow Hill Queensway Birmingham B4 6GA View office Tel: +44 (0)333 320 2220 Fax: +44 (0)333 320 4440 DX: 13051 Birmingham Email: enquiries@dwf.law

Manchester

1 Scott Place 2 Hardman Street Manchester M3 3AA View office Tel: +44 (0)333 320 2220 Fax: +44 (0)333 320 4440 DX: 14313 Manchester Email: enquiries@dwf.law

My Expertise

I am responsible for executing the firm's Commercial Services strategy, driving forward DWF's market-facing activities and co-ordinating our major commercial practice groups – Corporate and Banking, Litigation and Real Estate – to deliver further growth and increased profitability.

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I have previously led the global banking and restructuring, financial regulation, and employment and pensions practices at a leading international law firm, significantly growing and developing them, improving both client relationships and financial performance.

In my capacity as a transactional banking lawyer, I have acted for both financial institutions and corporates with particular expertise in private equity and leveraged finance. I have considerable experience of cross-border transactions and have developed close relationships in many different jurisdictions.

Across the UK and Ireland, our Commercial Services business now employs over 800 people and accounts for approximately half of our turnover. To significantly strengthen our commercial business and drive forward future growth, I work closely with the Chief Operating Officer for Commercial Services, as well as the heads of our Corporate and Banking, Litigation and Real Estate practice groups.

I also actively support DWF's CSR and diversity initiatives, particularly the firm’s women’s network, which is designed to support the development of female talent, and Out Front – DWF’s LGBT network.