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Steven Walker

Steven Walker

'His written work is excellent. He completely understands how to communicate with the client to make them feel at ease.' (Chambers & Partners, 2015). Very experienced in international arbitration and a good legal brain.' (Legal 500, 2014).

 

Professional Information:

Year of Call:
 1999
Devil Masters: James Reilly; Donald C Rae; Stuart DD Nicoll
Qualifications: LLB(Hons); Dip LP; Hon Fellow(Edin); ACI Arb; Comm Arb (CEPMLP); LLB(Hons) University of Aberdeen, Dip LP University of Aberdeen, Honorary Fellow University of Edinburgh, ACI Arb, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Accredited Mediator, Accredited Commercial Arbitrator, Comm Arb (CEPMLP)


About:

Steven Walker is a leading advocate, barrister and attorney.  He is an international commercial lawyer with a specialisation in international arbitration, energy, commercial disputes, construction and engineering.


Practice:

Early in his career, he worked in the international arbitration group of Allen & Overy. Since then, Steven has developed an extensive international arbitration practice and now acts as lead counsel in multiple ad hoc and institutional international arbitrations conducted in many countries around the world and subject to a wide variety of governing substantive and procedural laws. He has built a formidable reputation acting in international energy cases involving exploration and production disputes, engineering, procurement and construction disputes, power purchase disputes as well as a whole range of commercial/corporate disputes concerning joint venture agreements, shareholders agreements and other financial and commercial agreements.

 

What the Legal Directories Say:

Steven is recommended in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.

'His written work is excellent. He completely understands how to communicate with the client to make them feel at ease.' Chambers & Partners 2015

‘Very experienced in international arbitration and a good legal brain.' Legal 500, 2014

 

Professional Background:

Stephen called to the Scottish Bar in 1999, to the Cayman Islands Bar in 2007 and to the English Bar in 2008. He has been an accredited Mediator since 2003 and became an accredited arbitrator in 2011. He was appointed an ad hoc Advocate Depute in 2007 (criminal court prosecutor) by the Lord Advocate (Head of the Scottish Prosecution Service) and has prosecuted serious offences for the Crown including attempted murder and armed robbery. Steven also holds a public appointment from the Scottish Government to sit as a Tribunal Judge.

He was made an Honorary Fellow of the University of Edinburgh in 2009, an Honorary Lecturer of the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee in 2011 and appointed Seminar Director & Lecturer on the Professional Seminar Training Programme of the Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore 2014. He lectures frequently on energy disputes, law and policy all over the world.

Steven is co-author of the leading international book ‘Pleading in Arbitration - A Practitioner's Guide' published by Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters 2012.

He is also a member of Stone Chambers.

He resides in London, England and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Practice Areas:

  • Commercial Law
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Renewable Energy (onshore and offshore)
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Mining
  • International Trade, Trade Finance & Commodities
  • Marine Insurance
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Investment Arbitration


Public Access:

Steven is an accredited Public Access Barrister and can be instructed directly.


Arbitrator Panels:

  • International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom National Committee
  • London Court of International Arbitration
  • Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration
  • Stockholm Chamber of Commerce


Publications:

  • Co-Author of leading book ‘Pleading in Arbitration - A
    Practitioner's Guide', Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters, 2012.
  • Numerous articles and papers on commercial law.


Public Appointments:

  • Appointed Ad Hoc Advocate Depute by the Lord Advocate 2007 to date.
  • Appointed Chairman of the Private Rented Housing Panel 2006 to date
  • Appointed member of Geneva Petroleum Club 2014


Academic Appointments

  • Appointed member of the Global Academic Faculty of the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee in 2008
  • Appointed Principal lecturer on the International Arbitration LLM at the University of Edinburgh 2009
  • Appointed Honorary Fellow of the University of Edinburgh 2009
  • Appointed Honorary Lecturer of the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee in 2011
  • Seminar and Course Director for CEPMLP arbitration conferences and professional seminars
  • External PhD Examiner CEPMLP 2011
  • Appointed Seminar Director & Lecturer on the
    Professional Seminar Training Programme of the Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore 2014

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