Specialising in dispute resolution since 2004 (both in Australia and abroad), Steven works primarily in the areas of insolvency & reconstruction and commercial litigation, with all levels of stakeholders to preserve value, manage risk and maximise outcomes for clients.
Steven acts for insolvency practitioners, directors/officers, members and creditors across a range of industries – including retail, hospitality, IT, building & construction, education and financial services – throughout both formal and informal insolvency process. He also advises on personal insolvency issues.
In addition, Steven advises on various regulatory issues, often in connection with scenarios of actual or anticipated corporate financial stress, particularly ASIC investigations.
As an experienced litigator, Steven is regularly retained to assist with disputes, including general commercial disputes, shareholder oppression & disputes, and claims involving deceased estates and issues of succession. Indeed, Steven often finds these areas can converge (particularly so with generational transition of control and wealth).
Where possible and appropriate, Steven looks to leverage outcomes by utilising various forms of alternative dispute resolution.