International & Commercial Litigation
Steven Loble - Solicitor with over 30 years experience of international litigation
Steven Loble has been in practice as a solicitor in London for 30 years.
Steven has been involved in a number of the leading case on enforcement of foreign judgments in England and obtaining evidence in England for use in foreign proceedings. He has also given expert evidence to foreign courts in these areas of law. Here is an article of topical legal interest - Prince Andrew - legal issues
As an experienced adviser, Steven is well placed to assist companies and individuals with a variety of issues arising out out the Coranavirus epidemic - please see COVID-19 and developments in contract law arising out claims that contracts have been frustrated.
There are also significant issues arising in litigation due to Brexit - Steven is well positioned to advise on these - for example Brexit - Obtaining Evidence for proceedings in EU countries and Enforcement of EU Judgments after Brexit.
Steven has acted in over 50 reported cases and has wide experience of international and commercial litigation.
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 depositions in the United Kingdom,dealing with questions of foreign law and sovereign immunity (see Playing for time - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.
Steven speaks German, French and Italian.
Steven is listed in the major legal directories.
Chambers Global Directory 2017 lists Steven under USA – Litigation – Foreign Expert Based in UK and states,
“UK-based Steven Loble of W Legal is highly regarded for his cross-jurisdictional litigation work and is frequently called upon by major US companies for advice and assistance. Clients describe him as both the “consummate professional” and “responsive.”’
Steven is also listed under UK – Dispute Resolution – Foreign Expert for USA, and describes him as follows, “Steven Loble of W Legal is active in international disputes, with particular experience acting for US companies.’
“Steven Loble is an experienced litigator in London. He primarily acts for international clients on multi-jurisdictional matters, and his caseload includes significant work for major US entities.”
Steven is described inthe 2010 edition of Legal 500 as extremely knowledgeable and efficient.
Recent work includes the following: –
- Acting for a Fortune 500 Company and obtaining summary judgment in a case in which the judge said, “In my view, the time has come for the claim against ENP to be put out of its misery.”
- Acting for the Plaintiffs in US litigation and obtaining an order for Christopher Steele, a former MI6 officer, to give evidence in England for use in US proceedings. That case was subsequently described by the English Court as “an exceptional case, involving issues of national security and the safety of intelligence agents and other sources.”
- Obtaining an order fora foreign exchange trader, whose former employer paid penalties in excess of $100 million to financial regulators in the US, to give evidence in England for claims in the US which had already resulted in settlements with a number of defendants for in excess of $2 billion.