Stephen is a competition lawyer with extensive experience of a wide range of competition law matters including cartel investigations and leniency applications, merger clearances, abuse of dominance investigations, client counselling, and litigation.
Stephen has worked in a variety of industrial sectors on projects involving competition law issues relating to aftermarkets, distribution, warranties, intellectual property, online and mobile services, shareholders, and trade associations. He has particularly extensive experience relating to technology markets, and has worked on competition law matters involving the European Commission as well as courts and regulators in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Alongside his experience of competition law, Stephen has assisted clients with international trade law matters including anti-dumping cases before the European Commission, and financial services regulatory matters before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Stephen was educated at Trinity College, University of Cambridge and the University of Virginia School of Law, where he held a Henry A. Hollond Studentship. He then practiced law with the international law firms Linklaters and Sidley Austin in Brussels and in New York, and is one of relatively few practitioners to have direct experience of both EU competition law and U.S. antitrust law.
Stephen holds a lectureship in law at the University of Dundee, where his course offerings include postgraduate courses on competition law and banking and finance law, as well as courses on the law of contract. He regularly speaks and publishes on competition law matters.
Stephen acts as a non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network, most recently contributing to the Unilateral Conduct Working Group’s Workbook on Tying. He is a member of the Competition Law Sub-Committee of the Law Society of Scotland, which advises the Society on competition law matters.
In 2012, Stephen was named Antitrust and Trade Law Section Scholar by the International Bar Association. In 2014, Stephen was profiled by the International Committee of the ABA’s Section of Antitrust Law.
Outside of the office, Stephen enjoys fencing, travel and playing the piano.