Highly acclaimed and ranked as a band-one leading antitrust lawyer, Stephen Crosswell is the current chair of Baker McKenzie's Asia-Pacific antitrust and competition group. He is also the head of the firm’s Greater China antitrust and competition team.
Clients laud Stephen for his "years of experience working on competition matters". He is described as a "vital resource for clients seeking to navigate the nuances not only of the new local competition law regime in Hong Kong but also across other Asian jurisdictions – including China".
Stephen has been granted solicitor-advocate status before the Hong Kong Courts, meaning that he is uniquely placed as a specialist competition advocate in Hong Kong, having rights of audience in the Competition Tribunal and appeal courts. He is representing one of the parties to the first enforcement action that has been taken in Hong Kong's Competition Tribunal.
Stephen's practice covers a broad range of competition law issues in China, Hong Kong and throughout the Asia-Pacific, including competition audits and compliance, competition litigation, competition related judicial review proceedings, access claims, multi-jurisdictional cartel investigations, merger clearance, collaboration/joint ventures and antitrust advisory. Stephen also regularly advises on competition policy matters, including regulated industry negotiations with governments and regulators, deregulation, privatisation and state-owned enterprises reform.
Stephen advises across a broad range of sectors, including media and telecommunications; government contracts; oil and gas; electricity; healthcare; retail; banking and finance; property; and ports.