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International Arbitration

Stephen has appeared in arbitrations both ad hoc and under the rules of various institutions including the AAA, ICC, LCIA and LMAA. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the LCIA.

Stephen has been appointed as sole arbitrator in international arbitrations and also accepts appointments as a panel member.

Significant Work:

  • appearing in an LCIA arbitration acting for the claimant bank seeking to recover US$400 million from a defaulting debtor and its guarantors.
  • appearing in DIFC-LCIA arbitral proceedings in Dubai, and DIFC court proceedings in aid of the arbitration, in a dispute between joint venturers, with an alleged value of US$180 million.
  • advising a state oil producer on its prospects of challenging an arbitral award in the English High Court.
  • representing a yacht distributor in an LMAA arbitration in relation to termination of an exclusive distribution agreement.
  • representing an English IT provider in a AAA arbitration with a leading Japanese hardware manufacturer.
  • representing an Indian power company in an ICC arbitration concerning the construction of two power stations, including a challenge to jurisdiction.
  • acting for a Japanese car manufacturer in a motor racing dispute subject to ICC Arbitration Rules.
  • ad hoc arbitration for a broker in a dispute with its telecoms provider.
  • acting for the US manufacturer of turbines in an arbitral dispute with its customer in Turkey.
  • representing an arbitrator accused of bias.