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Steven is a hands-on entrepreneurial commercial lawyer, who provides a pragmatic and solutions-driven transaction and commercial advisory service for clients across a range of industries with a focus on delivering success on time and within budget, and always within a relevant commercial context.

Steven works with corporates, investors and business owners helping them to achieve their objectives by identifying issues and negotiating solutions, using his extensive legal expertise and business experience.

He is a skilled and seasoned negotiator, often leading complex and difficult negotiations for clients.

Steven is ranked by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for his corporate/M&A work and the latest edition highlights that he is “very practical and business-oriented,” and “his advice is rock solid.”

Steven has a broad-based corporate practice with significant expertise in cross-border transactions with an emphasis on Central, Eastern and Southern Europe:

  • Oil & Gas – upstream exploration & production
  • Mergers & Acquisitions & Disposals
  • Joint Ventures and Shareholder Agreements
  • Investment and Finance Agreements
  • Commercial contracts
  • Commodities Trading
  • Technology
  • Negotiating and executing the sale of 5-star hotel Le Meridien in Budapest to a Dubai conglomerate by way of a share sale and purchase.
  • Negotiating and executing the sale of a prestigious commercial building in Budapest to a Turkish consortium.
  • Negotiating and executing a master services agreement for IT services between a UK company and a national bank in Africa and follow up specific transaction agreements.
  • Negotiating and executing a farm-out and joint operating agreement of an interest in an exploration license in Germany to a major oil company from Poland.
  • Negotiating and executing the sale and purchase of a Hungarian E&P company to an international private equity backed company.
  • Negotiating and executing the sale and purchase of a Hungarian E&P company to the oldest E&P company in Austria
  • Negotiating the purchase of 30 hydrocarbon licenses in Romania for a Canadian company

Accolades

  • The Commercial Team is ranked Tier 1 in the Legal 500.

  • The Corporate Team is ranked Tier 1 in The Legal 500.

  • The Corporate Team is ranked Band 2 in Chambers & Partners.

  • Corporate and Commercial Team of the Year
    Wales Legal Awards 2020

Words from our clients

  • ‘Very commercial and pragmatic.’
    ‘An entrepreneurial approach.’
    Acuity Law – Legal 500