International & Commercial Litigation
Steven Loble has been in practice as a solicitor in London for 30 years.
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.
Brexit is effecting many areas of law. Steven will be posting papers on this website about changes which effect various areas of law and procedure.
The first deals with Obtaining Evidence for Use in Proceedings in EU Countries.
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 theUnited Kingdom,dealing with questions of foreign law and sovereign immunity.
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 for a 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.