Stephen is an associate in the Paris office. He has experience with commercial disputes in the oil & gas, transportation infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, and real estate industries.
Stephen’s recent experience includes:
- Representing Eni in its ICSID investment treaty claim against Nigeria.
- Representing a consortium of oil majors in a cost recovery dispute with a Central Asian State.
- Representing a public transportation agency in a complex multi-party court proceeding regarding the design and construction of a metro station.
- Representing a New Zealand manufacturer in a dispute with its Canadian distributor.
- Representing a real estate developer in a dispute arising from a co-tenancy agreement with another developer.
- Representing a pharmaceutical company and national retail pharmacy chain in the defence of multiple class actions in respect of opioid products.
Stephen also served as legal counsel to the Public Order Emergency Commission of Inquiry in Canada, which investigated the Government of Canada’s invocation of emergency legislation in response to domestic unrest in 2022. Among other duties, Stephen examined Government of Canada officials and protest attendees during the inquiry’s publicly broadcasted hearings.
Stephen served as a judicial law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada from 2019-2020. He was also a judicial law clerk with the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in Calgary from 2018-2019.
Stephen graduated at the top of his law school class at the University of Calgary, with distinction. Before law school, Stephen played Canadian college football at Mount Allison University, where he obtained an honours degree in history.
An avid writer, Stephen’s legal writings have been published in the Canadian Journal of Commercial Arbitration, the Canadian Arbitration and Mediation Journal, and the Supreme Court Law Review.