Steven Baker is a partner in the Litigation department and a member of the International Arbitration group who specialises in complex, often multi-jurisdictional, commercial disputes in a wide range of industries, including asset management, technology, life sciences, financial services, energy and sports sectors ranging from general contractual and tort claims, company law and M&A, fraud, intellectual property and antitrust matters.
Steven has acted as counsel in numerous international arbitrations under various rules in various regions of the world, including Africa, China, Europe, India, North America and the UK.
Steven is ranked as a leading litigator for banking and financial services litigation in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, who comment that “Steven is a tremendous litigator – he is very clever and efficient and handles multiple clients well” as well as being ”very thoughtful, very into the detail, but equally takes a very commercial stance”, “Very good at running complex commercial disputes, very bright and a pleasure to deal with” and “has a really good grasp of complex banking litigation.” He was named by Benchmark Litigation as its inaugural "UK Lawyer of the Year" in 2019 as well as a National Litigation Star (2019-2022).
Steven lectures on dispute resolution-related matters, including on the M. Sc. Major Projects course at Said Business School, University of Oxford. He is also the co-author of a leading publication on technology disputes entitled, “IT Contracts and Dispute Management: A Practitioner's Guide to the Project Lifecycle”, a second edition having been commissioned.