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Call: 2013, (Higher Rights: 2001)   

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Practice Overview

Stephen is an experienced and successful commercial lawyer with a broad-based dispute resolution practice involving complex commercial disputes, usually with an international dimension. He appears regularly in the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division, and often in international arbitrations, usually as sole counsel.  Stephen also appears in the DIFC Courts, including its Court of Appeal.

Stephen’s experience extends to all types of contractual dispute, including joint venture and warranty claims, across sectors including asset management, automotive, aviation, banking, chemicals, hospitality, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, technology and telecoms. Stephen regularly advises in relation to shareholders’ rights, directors’ duties and other company law issues.  He also advises in relation to professional negligence.

Stephen has been instructed in a number of complex, high value fraud cases, many valued in excess of US$100 million.

Stephen has been instructed in numerous arbitrations both ad hoc and under the rules of various institutions including the AAA, ICC, LCIA and LMAA. Stephen sits as an arbitrator and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the LCIA.

Stephen is a CEDR Accredited Mediator and has extensive experience of mediation having acted as mediator and appeared for clients in dozens of mediations.