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Steven W. Fleming


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  • University of Otago, New Zealand (LL.B. and B.A. 1994)

Bar Admissions

  • High Court of Australia and New South Wales

Steven Fleming has been resolving commercial disputes for more than 20 years with a particular emphasis in the construction, energy, and resources sectors. He has extensive experience in contractual, regulatory, and cross-border disputes.

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 working on disputes concerning some of the largest construction projects in Australia, primarily in the LNG industry. Most recently Steven has conducted a number of successful high-value adjudications under security of payment legislation.

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, ASIC, ATO, DOJ, SEC, World Bank, and Asian Development Bank).

Steven is currently advising clients concerning potential corrupt practices across Asia and the Middle East. He also advises clients on economic sanction and anti-money laundering issues.

Steven is a frequent speaker at conferences on anti-bribery and corruption and has participated in OECD working group sessions on foreign bribery and corruption.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Recognized in Chambers Asia Pacific (2019) - Anti-Bribery & Corruption

    Recognized in Best Lawyers, Australia (2016-2019) – Litigation

    Recommended in Legal500 (2018) – Restructuring and Insolvency

    Recognized in Who's Who Legal: (2018) - Business Crime Defence

    "Local Disputes Star," Benchmark Asia-Pacific (2013)

    Recommended in Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2012)


Steven Fleming