Steve is a market-defining business lawyer. Whilst well known for international merger and acquisition deals, he has also advised on many high-profile litigation cases. With a particular expertise in UK/Japan transactions, Steve has been instructed on deals spanning over 70 international jurisdictions.
In addition, his fields of specialism include; company law, joint ventures, corporate finance, commercial agreements, international contracts, employment law, media, telecoms and loan documentation.
With 30 years’ experience, Steve is recognised as a leading lawyer by Asia Pacific Legal 500, Chambers Asia, Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and others. He has been praised for being;
“extremely affable, commercial and really hands-on, as well as a great team facilitator”,
“totally focused on achieving a positive, yet cost and time-effective solution”.
Steve was the founding partner of Herbert Smith Freehills in Tokyo and Managing Partner of that office for over 10 years.