Steven Gee KC is a commercial litigator with nearly forty years’ experience. His practice covers a broad range of commercial litigation and arbitration including agency agreements, distribution agreements, commercial contracts, joint ventures, partnership, sale of goods, insurance, reinsurance, misrepresentation and civil fraud, shipping, shipbuilding, company law, and banking.
He has appeared as counsel in courts in Antigua, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, The British Virgin Islands, Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal, Hong Kong, and the Supreme Court of the Republic of Ireland. Steven also has extensive arbitration experience which includes disputes involving: shareholders and reflective loss; joint ventures; ship building and chartering; interim remedies; agencies; distribution; commercial contracts; sale of goods; share sales; real property (specifically land and leases); banking and finance; private equities; securities; insurance and reinsurance; civil fraud and misrepresentations; fraudulent transfers of assets and tracing and partnerships. He also has experience of judicial supervision of arbitration in the commercial courts and enforcement of arbitration awards.
Admissions & affiliations
Steven sits as a commercial arbitrator and has acted in numerous commercial arbitrations – including International Chamber of Commerce arbitrations – in the UK, Bermuda, New York, Paris and Geneva. He has also appeared as counsel in the Supreme Court of the Republic of Ireland, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the Turks & Caicos Islands, and Antigua. He is a member of the New York Bar and is admitted to practise in the State and Federal Courts in New York and is a member of the Antigua Bar.
He is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Member of LCIA. He also sits as a commercial arbitrator and has acted in numerous commercial arbitrations – including International Chamber of Commerce arbitrations – in the UK, Bermuda, New York, Paris and Geneva. He has also appeared as counsel in the Supreme Court of the Republic of Ireland, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the Turks & Caicos Islands, and Antigua. He is admitted to District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and to Courts of New York. Steven is a member of the BVI Bar, Supreme Court of Eastern Caribbean, and Antigua Bar.
What the directories say
Leading silk in Fraud: Civil: “When it comes to commercial injunctions, Steven literally wrote the book. He is the go to silk for any matter involving an injunction hearing. Benefits from an enormous intellect but combines this with a ready willingness to muck in and get involved in the nuts and bolts of even the most difficult case, always ready with a clever and winning point.” – Legal 500, 2023
Leading silk in Commercial Litigation: “Steven has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law and he really does constantly test the case and strength of arguments. He is an excellent advocate, at the top of his game.” – Legal 500, 2023
Commercial Dispute Resolution: “A brilliant, exceptional lawyer and one of the best in the country for interlocutory hearings.” – Chambers UK and Chambers Global, 2022
Leading silk in Fraud: Civil: “Very thorough, knowledgeable and hands-on. He tests the case repeatedly and never leaves any stones unturned.” – Legal 500, 2022
Leading silk in Commercial Litigation: “Very thorough, knowledgeable and hands-on. He tests the case repeatedly and never leaves any stones unturned.” – Legal 500, 2022
Leading silk in Fraud: Civil: “The pre-eminent leading counsel on injunctions, he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the case law. Despite his seniority, he is very hands-on and hard-working” – Legal 500, 2021
Leading silk in Commercial Litigation: ‘‘A walking legal encyclopedia – ask him any question and he can give you the most thorough, well reasoned and supported answer. Despite his seniority, he is very hands-on and hard-working.’’ – Legal 500, 2021
‘A walking genius.’ Legal 500, 2014
‘He has an impressive ability to dictate strategy.’ Legal, 500, 2014
‘A formidable intellect.’ Legal 500, 2014
‘A very good choice for arbitration.’ Legal 500, 2014
“His breadth of knowledge, tactical thinking and careful arguments are outstanding.” Chambers & Partners, 2014
“He is extremely intelligent, his knowledge of the law and procedure is excellent, and he gives you ideas you would not have thought of.” Chambers & Partners, 2014
“Always provides incisive and thoughtful advice.” Chambers & Partners, 2014
Steven Gee QC…‘a formidable intellect’ Legal 500, 2013
Steven Gee QC’s “exceptional ability to pluck brilliant points out of seemingly thin air” sees him instructed in an impressive range of cases. Chambers & Partners Global, 2012
Steven Gee QC … “a formidable advocate with an outstanding intellect – judges just follow his every word.” Chambers & Partners, 2012
Sources reserve special mention for his “mastery of interlocutory injunctions.” Chambers & Partners, 2012
- Steven is the author of “Commercial Injunctions” (published 2021 by Sweet & Maxwell, 7th edition).
- Reflective Loss and Asset Stripping accepted for publication by the Journal of Business Law in 2019
- Smuggling, Marine Insurance, Causation and Interpretation: The B Atlantic Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 2018, pp. 482-490
- Suing unnamed defendants or persons unknown: Cameron v Hussain Civil Justice Quarterly (C.J.Q.) 2018, 37(4), 413-427
- The jurisdiction to grant injunctions against innocent third parties, the internet and Cartier v British Telecommunications Plc in the Supreme Court European Intellectual Property Review 2018, 40(9), 571-578
- Injunctions, non-parties and default on sovereign bonds Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial law B.J.I.B. & F.L. 2013, 28(10), 609-613
- Lord Bingham and the Transformation of the Law: A Liber Amicorum (Reviewed in I.C.L.Q. 2011, 60(3), 821-822) Bank demand guarantees and the fraud exception. Bank. Law 2010, 3(2), 10-15.
- Agora: thoughts on Fiona Trust. Jurisdiction: the validity and width of arbitration. Arbitration International 2008, 24(3), 467-473.
- Performance bonds. Banking Law 2007, 1(1), 4-8. The Remedies Carried by a Freezing Injunction Law Quarterly Review, 2006, 122 , 535-542.
- The undertaking in damages. L.M.C.L.Q. 2006, 2(May), 181-201
- The solicitors’ duty to warn that a court might take a different view. Professional Negligence 2003, 19(2), 362-369.
- Interpretation of commercial contracts Law Quarterly Review 2001, 117(Jul), 358-366
- Construing contracts with mistakes in them L.M.C.L.Q. 2001, 2(May), 214-218
- Mareva injunctions – the reforms of the law made by its soul. International Journal of Insurance Law. 1998, 2, 133-140.
- Diving in at the deep end. L.S.G. 1995, 92(30), 23.