Steven specialises in international litigation, with a particular focus on private international law and cross border insolvency. He is particularly well-known in the financial services industry, having regularly acted for and against international banks and multinational companies on civil fraud, derivatives trading, and other matters.
Steven is now increasingly instructed to act over admiralty related claims, including disputes over maritime liens.
Steven is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in November 2008, and achieved an LLM International Commercial Law with the University of Nottingham in September 2009. Steven then joined PwC as Legal Counsel, with day-to-day responsibility over insolvency related appointments. In 2013 Steven returned to private practice, joining the litigation team of one of the biggest legal practices in Gibraltar.
- Acting for a listed bank in connection with a court appointment receivership over shares. The receiver gained control over a multinational corporate group that owned German real estate worth €108m
- Acting for overseas consumers’ compensation scheme against insurer’s liquidator
- Acting for overseas liquidators in the recovery and realisation of real estate worth over €30m
- Acting for a listed online betting company in connection with an anti-suit injunction prohibiting shareholders to continue with a multimillion negligence claim in the United States (one of the first cases to address the new lis alibi pendens provision in Article 33 of the Brussels Recast Regulation)
- Acting for a German owned oil and gas company in connection with the recovery over €80m of misapplied funds
- Acting for a commodities company in connection with a multimillion claim involving loss of cargo under a C.I.F Port of Destination contract