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”.
(Chambers Asia)

Steve was the founding partner of Herbert Smith Freehills in Tokyo and Managing Partner of that office for over 10 years.