Steven Gee QC

Call 1975 || New York Bar 1999 | Silk 1993
Education
MA (Oxon) (First Class), Harvard
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Steven Gee QC 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 and 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.

  • Publications
    • Steven is the author of “Commercial Injunctions” (published by Sweet & Maxwell, 6th 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.
  • Professional Memberships

    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 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.

  • What the directories say

    ‘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

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