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Steven Loble

Steven has been in practice as a solicitor in London for 30 years.

Chambers Global Directory 2015 states that Steven “concentrates on commercial disputes involving international parties. He advises US clients on areas such as enforcement proceedings in the UK, and is also an expert on US discovery and trial requirements.”

Chambers Global Directory 2014 lists Steven in both UK, Dispute Resolution and USA, Litigation.

“Steven Loble of Sherrards Solicitors in London speaks German, French and Italian and is very knowledgeable about the intersection of US and UK law. He is often sought out by big US clients and government agencies for complex transatlantic cases, including securities matters. Sources say he is “technically excellent” and “a very good negotiator.””

Chambers’ Global Directory 2012 states:

“Steven Loble offers a wide-ranging international dispute resolution practice. He speaks German, French and Italian, as well as “offering extraordinary expertise in the intersection of US and UK law.” In addition, he is “a hard-working and accessible individual, and as clients we are very happy with the results that he has achieved.””

The Legal 500 2015 states, “Litigation lawyer Steven Loble has “extensive cross-border experience and multilingual skills.”

He has acted in over 50 reported cases and has wide experience of international and commercial litigation. He has been involved in a number of the leading cases on enforcing foreign judgments, obtaining evidence for foreign proceedings, privilege, interest rate swaps, legal costs, and financial disputes.

Many of Steven’s clients are based outside the United Kingdom.  With years of experience acting for foreign clients, he has substantial expertise in dealing with the issues which arise in cross-border litigation – choice of law, jurisdictional disputes, enforcement of judgments, obtaining evidence, dealing with questions of foreign law and sovereign immunity.

He frequently advises in relation to public and private international law and represents the government of a friendly foreign state in litigation in England on a regular basis.

Steven has expertise in the use of the latest technology, to manage cases with large numbers of documents both efficiently and cost-effectively.

Steven uses alternative dispute resolution where appropriate.

Representative work includes:

  • advising Citigroup in obtaining vital evidence in England in connection with an $8 billion claim against it by Guy Hands’ Terra Firma private equity group arising out its purchase of EMI music
  • a case which clarified the rules on Part 36 offers to settle
  • obtaining evidence in a number of cases brought against banks in the United States for facilitating terrorism by maintaining accounts for terrorist organisations
  • advising a foreign regulator in relation to a case against an English company which is alleged to be in breach of the regulations of the foreign country
  • acting for an investment bank in relation to the Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy
  • other credit-crunch related litigation.

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Steven Loble

The Financial List

On 1 October 2015, a new initiative of the Chancery Division and the Queen’s Bench Division commenced.  It is built on the expertise of the judges of the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division. The Financial List comprises Judges from both jurisdictions who have been nominated to sit as “Financial …

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Confidentiality of sources– an exercise in judicial judgment

Confidentiality of sources– an exercise in judicial judgment

International litigation specialist Steven Loble takes a look at the recent case of Rio Tinto plc v Vale SA and others [2015] EWHC 1865 (QB) which dealt with the right of confidentiality of sources who had provided information to a business intelligence company. This was in the context of a …

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Do not submit to the jurisdiction without careful consideration

Do not submit to the jurisdiction without careful consideration

In a case decided last week, the English Commercial Court ruled that it would enforce a Chinese judgment in England Even though the Chinese proceedings were brought in breach of an anti-suit injunction, after unsuccessfully challenging the jurisdiction of the Chinese court, the defendant had appeared at trial.  It had …

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The Brussels Regulation (recast) – The changes explained

The Brussels Regulation (recast) – The changes explained

From 10 January 2015, Regulation (EU) 1215/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (Brussels Regulation (recast)) applies. Jurisdiction The most significant change in relation to jurisdiction, and this clearly also …

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Limits on assistance to foreign insolvency court

Limits on assistance to foreign insolvency court

In this post, international commercial litigator Steven Loble discusses recent case, Singularis Holdings Ltd. v PricewaterhouseCoopers, in which the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, which is the ultimate court of appeal for UK overseas territories and Crown dependencies, and for some Commonwealth countries, set out the limits of a court’s power …

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Welcome clarification – litigators and clients need to worry less

Welcome clarification – litigators and clients need to worry less

New procedural rules were introduced in England in April 2013. The rules provide for more hands-on case management by judges and stricter enforcement of time limits. As with anything new, there was some trial and error and the law of unintended consequences came into effect. A decision regarded as draconian …

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Don’t step in the jurisdiction accidentally!

A recent decision of the High Court (Desarrollo Immobililiario Y Negocios Industriales De Alta v Kdader Holdings Company Limited [2014] EWHC 1460 (QB))  is a timely reminder of the danger of a defendant submitting itself to the jurisdiction of a US court, which makes a judgment of the US court …

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