Steven McDonald

Steven acts for claimants and defendants across a broad range commercial disputes, in arbitral and court proceedings. His experience includes: acting for claimants and defendants in high value and high profile fraud claims; advising on disputes arising out of outsourcing agreements; insurance coverage litigation and arbitration; joint venture and post M&A disputes; and advising directors on personal claims against them by liquidators and regulators.

Steven was described in Legal 500 (2018) as "very good a resolving complex dispute matters."

Background

Steven studied at King’s College London (War Studies BA) and at the University of Kent (Public International Law LLM) before qualifying as a solicitor at the London offices of a major commercial law firm in 2010. He joined Enyo Law in January 2013.

Reported cases include
Other recent experience
  • Acting for a Ukrainian businessman, in his defence of claims brought against him by an oil company for approx. $400 million and ancillary litigation. 
  • Acting for the public/private JV claimants in an ICC arbitration relating to a major water and sewerage infrastructure project in the Caribbean
  • Advising a natural resources company in a dispute with a number of its creditors in LCIA Arbitrations
  • Advising on LIBOR civil fraud claims against RBS and other UK banks
  • Acting for a US utility company in Bermuda form insurance arbitrations in connection with over US$1bn in losses from a major pollution event
  • Defending High Court Proceedings for in excess of US$400m brought against the former non-executive directors of a BVI property development company
  • Acting for the respondents in an ICC arbitration concerning a multi-phase property development project in Eastern Europe.
  • Advising on a dispute between a major UK financial services company and its outsourcing provider
  • Defending director disqualification proceedings against the former managing director of a UK plc
  • Advising on claims in excess of £100m in respect of interest rate swap mis-selling claims including claims based on LIBOR manipulation
  • Advising a UK plc on an application to the European Court of Human Rights for relief following the judgment of a local court in Spain
  • Advising on the defence of environmental group actions against UK corporates


Expertise

McDonald
Steven McDonald
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020 3837 1623
steven.mcdonald@enyolaw.com
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Qualifications & Education
  • Public International Law (LLM), University of Kent
  • War Studies (BA), King's College London
Admissions
  • Law Society of England and Wales
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