Steven Fleming has been resolving commercial disputes for more than 20 years. He has deep experience in contractual, regulatory, and cross-border disputes, with a particular emphasis in the construction, energy, and resources sector.
Steven has represented clients in proceedings before the superior courts of Australia and England, as well as domestic and international arbitrations (ICC, LCIA, and SIAC). His major cases include an ICC arbitration concerning EPC contracts for an oil pipeline in Africa, a contractual dispute concerning the design and construction of a walking beam furnace, and acting in a dispute arising from the construction of a water desalination plant. He is currently co-partner on disputes concerning some of the largest construction projects in Australia. He regularly assists clients in obtaining freezing orders, anti-suit injunctions, and enforcing foreign judgments.
Steven has vast experience in counseling corporations and their boards on regulatory/compliance matters, including undertaking investigations and pre-acquisition due diligence. This experience includes investigating and reporting to boards on foreign corrupt practices and dealing with regulatory bodies in both Australia and overseas on behalf of clients (AFP, DOJ, SEC, World Bank, and Asian Development Bank). He is currently working on investigations on behalf of clients concerning potential corrupt practices across Asia. Steven also advises clients on economic sanction and anti-money laundering issues.
He is a frequent speaker at conferences on anti-bribery and corruption and has participated in OECD working group sessions on foreign bribery and corruption.
USG forms $1.6 billion plasterboard and ceilings joint venture with Boral Limited in Asia, Australia, and Middle East
Parker Hannifin marine hose cartel fine is significantly reduced by EU General Court
Bhushan Steel seeks advice about freezing order in Australia in connection with proceedings in India
Honors & Distinctions
Best Lawyers, Australia (2016)
Local Disputes Star, Benchmark Asia-Pacific (2013)
Recommended in Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2012)