“Dedicated litigation experts with experience in handling every element of large-scale and highly complex commercial disputes, frequently involving multiple parties and jurisdictions.”

Chambers UK 2019

“Prominent dispute resolution boutique with a strong record acting on behalf of claimants against major banks and financial institutions in complex litigation matters.”

Chambers UK 2019

“A highly specialised dispute resolution firm, with a strong focus on large, complex and often cross-border cases.”

The Legal 500 UK 2019

Dispute resolution boutique Signature Litigation LLP handles large, high-profile professional negligence claims, often with a cross-border element, for claimants and defendants.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

“The practice advises on all aspects of large-scale banking litigation.”

The Legal 500 UK 2019

“The hallmarks of the team are that they are responsive, commercial, conflict-free, flexible … a client gets Magic Circle quality.”

Chambers UK 2019

“They have a lot of experience in multi-jurisdictional, high-value litigation. They are a boutique firm that is growing in size considerably but which can still provide a personal, flexible service.”

Chambers UK 2019

“Adept at handling multiparty and cross-border disputes, particularly those related to banking.”

Chambers UK 2019

“Their advice is sound and their strategic approach is excellent. I would recommend them without hesitation.”

Chambers UK 2019

“The firm is extremely focused on high-quality litigation”.

Chambers UK 2019

“Noted expertise in handling cases related to alleged benchmark manipulation and mis-selling, as well as significant shareholder disputes”.

Chambers UK 2019

“A first-class firm with a positive, collaborative culture of integrity”.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

Dedicated litigation experts with experience in handling every element of large scale and highly complex commercial disputes, frequently involving multiple parties and jurisdictions.

Chambers UK 2019

Biography

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.

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Experience

Insolvency

  • 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

Commercial Litigation

  • 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

Admiralty/Shipping

  • Acting for a commodities company in connection with a multimillion claim involving loss of cargo under a C.I.F Port of Destination contract

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