Steven Philippsohn

Steven is a leading authority on the management of international commercial litigation and arbitration. Over the last 20 years his firm has been retained by governmental, national and international organisations. His firm, PCB Litigation, has an extensive international network of experienced lawyers.

Steven currently acts for state enterprises, two of the most prominent Russian financial institutions and other organisations in Eastern Europe. His work involves disputes in the energy, finance and telecommunication sectors, among others, and in jurisdictions such as Russia, Ukraine, British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Jersey and Kazakhstan as well as the UK and the US.

The Legal 500 has singled out Steven as being “focused and creative”. He has been described him as “always seeking to push the boundaries of what you can achieve to maximise a client’s position”, “He thinks outside the box” and as “a wise and excellent strategist” who “has a breadth and depth of experience, extensive knowledge of the market, and a willingness to take things on” (Chambers 2011). He is a “brilliant thinker” according to market sources, who also commend him for his tenacity as a litigator. (Chambers 2013)

The Legal 500 and Chambers have identified PCB as a leading litigation practice and The Times describe PCB as “solicitors to the banking community” and “operating across a global landscape, recovering and protecting clients’ assets over borders and through multiple jurisdictions”. For a number of years Steven was Deputy Chairman and is still a Board Member of the Fraud Advisory Panel ( and the UK representative of Fraudnet, a global network of fraud litigation practitioners (

Steven is a Founder Member and former Chairman of the UK’s Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association. He is a member of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts and is listed by the London Times as one of the 100 key influential legal professionals in the United Kingdom.

For the last few years, Steven was a member of SOCA’s Asset Recovery Committee and the Committee of the International Corrupt Assets Recovery Organisation.