“Time and time Steven’s lateral thinking has changed the direction and focus of cases.”
A leading QC

Steven is a leading authority on the management of international commercial litigation and arbitration. As the founder and Senior Partner of PCB Litigation he has overseen its development to become one of the leading specialist litigation firms in London with an international clientele and excellent global connections.

Track Record

Steven’s work involves disputes in the energy, finance and telecommunication sectors as well as many others These have covered jurisdictions as varied as Hong Kong, Singapore, Russia British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Jersey and Kazakhstan as well as the UK and the US. His clients include both state enterprises and business organisations
Among his most notable cases have been Daar Al Arkan v Al Refai and others, VTB v Nutritek, ; Berezovsky v Joseph Kay; Ritz Hotel v Al Geabury


Steven has an immense personal reputation which is recognized by a range of legal directories. In recent years he has been credited for being “focused and creative” (Legal 500), and a “a wise and excellent strategist…..who thinks outside the box” and is a visionary in terms of his command of tactics (Chambers). Most important of all he is described as “always seeking to push the boundaries of what you can achieve to maximise a client’s position” (Chambers). In the 2015 edition of the Who`s Who Legal Asset Recovery publication, Steven was described as “world class” and topped the list of Europe`s most highly regarded individuals, and in the 2015 edition of Legal 500 he was recognized as being “unparalleled” and a “doyen”. He has been listed by The Times of London as one of the 100 key influential legal professionals in the United Kingdom.

Wider Activities

Steven is an active member of the wider legal community and has taken on a number of important public roles including Deputy Chairman of the Fraud Advisory Panel ; Founder Member and former Chairman of the UK’s Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association; and a member of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts. He is also a member of the recently formed panel advising the Home Office on Public/Private strategies to counter fraud.Together with Anthony Riem, Steven is the English representative of Fraudnet (, the ICC’s global network of asset recovery specialists