Stephen is head of the firm’s Banking and Finance department, and is recognised as a leading advisor in Northern Ireland’s financial and energy sectors.

Stephen has built his experience in advising on many of Northern Ireland’s most significant infrastructure projects, including renewables, tourism, IT and agri-business.

Stephen acts for a wide range of banks and financial institutions, investors and government bodies, he also has an extensive knowledge of the Northern Irish regulatory framework, particularly in relation to the financial, energy and utilities sectors.

Stephen is qualified to practice in England and Wales as well as Northern Ireland and he works closely with international legal advisors to deliver cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions and projects.

Stephen Cross

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Our clients tell it best.

  • Stephen Cross is recognised as notably strong in project finance work. He has a strong lender-side practice in this area, particularly with regard to energy project finance. Clients note “he’s a commercial, time-efficient practitioner.” “He works very fast and can get around complex matters quickly. He knows the practice inside out.”


  • Project finance expert and practice head Stephen Cross has “a huge level of knowledge and experience in the sector and is generally unflappable”.

  • Stephen Cross is described as “excellent and pragmatic,” with expertise across a range of areas including development, acquisition and renewable energy finance. He helms the team, and advises both energy companies and financial sponsors on renewable energy projects in the region.

  • Stephen Cross: maintains a good reputation in the market for property and energy finance expertise. One client remarks: “He’s pragmatic and sensible, and you’re very confident he knows his stuff from a legal perspective. He really understands the vagaries of our work.”

  • “Stephen Cross maintains his knowledge of the Northern Ireland power market and has excellent connectivity with regards to current market practice and pricing.”

  • Stephen Cross, who leads the energy practice and is ‘an excellent lawyer with deep industry expertise’

  • Established partner Stephen Cross heads the banking and finance group. He undertakes a wide range of work for mainstream banks and other lenders. Clients appreciate his “experience and fantastic knowledge of the law.”