Steve is a commercial litigator at Maples and Calder, and is based in the firm’s Hong Kong office. He has a wide range of experience in corporate disputes and insolvency proceedings, and is a specialist in complex commercial litigation involving valuation disputes. Steve’s practice focuses on various forms of shareholder disputes, with an emphasis on representing public and private companies in appraisal rights litigation arising out of the statutory merger regime in the Cayman Islands.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Dispute Resolution & Insolvency
Steve joined Maples and Calder in 2017. Before that, he worked in the commercial litigation and insolvency team at a leading litigation firm in New Zealand, where he represented clients across a broad range of complex disputes, including those involving contentious insolvency issues, corporate governance, international franchises, large-scale construction projects, property and product liability claims. He also undertook criminal prosecution work as a Crown prosecutor.
2009 – Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand (not practising)
University of Auckland, New Zealand, LLB/BA, 2008
University of Auckland, New Zealand, LLM (1st Class Hons), 2016
Steve is a member of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL), Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ), and the Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association of New Zealand (RITANZ).