Stephen advises clients on complex anti-trust, regulatory and policy developments and supports clients on a range of competition matters, with a particular focus on technology, pharmaceutical, sport and media sectors.
Before joining Flint, Stephen was partner and head of the European Antitrust/Competition group at Sidley and prior to that was Managing Partner of the Brussels office of Herbert Smith. He is a past chair of the competition and trade law committee of the International Bar Association and a past co-chair of the international committee of the American Bar Association section of antitrust law. He has over 40 years experience of advising clients on all aspects of EU competition law.
In 2002, Stephen was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen for services to British commercial interests in Belgium and in particular for his contributions as president of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and president of the Brussels Shakespeare Society. He has also been named a “Thought Leader” in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders 2019 and one of the “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” on the Competition 2017 list of Who’s Who Legal.
In addition, he is deputy chair of the anti-death penalty campaigning group Reprieve, founder of Clean Up The Internet, founder of Law For Change, a member of the UK Trade and Business Commission and adviser to Best For Britain, a past board member of Hacked Off and chair of trustees of the Press Justice Project.