Steven is a commercial dispute resolution lawyer with over 20 years’ experience (over 15 in Hong Kong) specialising in shipping, marine insurance and international trade litigation and arbitration. He advises clients on a full range of contractual and tortious disputes, in particular disputes arising out of charterparties, bills of lading, sale and purchase contacts and insurance policies. Steven acts for shipowners, operators, charterers, commodity traders, banks, cargo interests, port and terminal operators, brokers and other intermediaries.
Steven also advises property, trade credit, liability and legal expenses insurers including International Group and fixed-premium P&I Clubs, as well as commercial underwriters. In the corporate field, he has substantial experience of shareholder disputes and insolvency proceedings, acting for creditors and liquidators. Steven acts for clients across the Asia Pacific region, in particular Hong Kong, Mainland China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Singapore. He handles cases in the Hong Kong Courts, in regional and international arbitrations, and also represents clients in mediations.
Qualified as a Solicitor in both Hong Kong and England & Wales, Steven is also admitted as a Notary Public in Hong Kong and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.