Philippa specialises in equity and hybrid raisings and mergers and acquisitions, including public company M&A, negotiated transactions and privatisation work, and corporate reconstructions for listed companies, as well as general corporate, structured financial products and corporate governance advice.
Philippa won the Australian Deal Maker of the Year award at the ALB Australasian Law Awards in 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2015, and is the only lawyer to have won this award 5 times.
Philippa is the Joint Global Head of Herbert Smith Freehills’ award winning Equity Capital Markets team which has helped clients raise more capital via both IPOs and hybrid offerings from 1999–2014 than any other Australian law firm (Connect 4). The team was ranked No. 1 in 2014 in both major league tables in all Australian categories (Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg, both IPOs and hybrid/equity-linked securities, by value and deal count).
For the fifth year in a row Philippa Stone is the only Australian lawyer to be rated as a ‘Star’ performer in Chambers Global Guide for equity capital markets. She is also rated in Chambers’ top band for M&A.
Chambers Global Guide states that ‘Philippa enjoys a fantastic reputation’ and that she ‘is unquestionably one of the standout equity capital markets lawyers in Australia, and she is also extremely highly regarded for her M&A work. Clients say: She is simply outstanding – there is never a problem that she cannot solve.’
Philippa is also recognised as a leading equity capital markets lawyer in the peer reviewed Australian edition of Best Lawyers, in PLC Which Lawyer and in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 results.