Stephen’s practice focuses on arbitration, construction, energy and other contentious matters, both in the Middle East and internationally. Stephen is experienced in conducting arbitrations under all major institutional and ad hoc rules, and has acted in proceedings held in a variety of locations worldwide.

Stephen is an experienced advocate who appears regularly as lead or sole advocate on behalf of clients in high-value and complex arbitration proceedings. He has higher rights of audience before the courts of England and Wales and full rights of advocacy before the courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre.

In addition to his international arbitration practice, Stephen represents clients in other forms of dispute resolution, including litigation before the English High Court and the courts of the DIFC. He also represents clients in mediation proceedings and sits as an arbitrator.