Stephen Anway is “a formidable advocate” praise peers, who single him out as “a very clever strategist who misses no detail”.
Stephen Anway is global co-chair of the firm’s international dispute resolution practice; a partner in the New York and Washington, DC, offices; and a member of the global board. He has represented the winning party in many of the largest international arbitrations in the world over the past 15 years. Stephen has worked in more than 30 countries and has represented clients – including 10 different sovereign nations – in some 100 international arbitration proceedings. In June 2013, The American Lawyer Arbitration Scorecard published its list of the 20 largest commercial arbitration awards ever captured by the publication (dating back to 2001), and Stephen represented the winning party in three of them. No other law firm had more than two.
Stephen is also an adjunct professor of law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law – one of the top international law programmes in the US – where he teaches a full 13-week doctrinal course on international arbitration every year. He has also been a visiting professor at the Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing, China.
In October 2016, the Slovak Republic appointed Stephen to the panel of conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), an autonomous international institution – affiliated with the World Bank – and the world’s principal forum for resolving disputes between foreign investors and sovereign nations.
In 2017, Stephen was named as one of the top three MVPs in international arbitration in the world by Law360, and as an Arbitration Future Leader by WWL. In 2016, Stephen was ranked as one of the top 10 international arbitration lawyers under the age of 40 by Law360, and as one of the top 50 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) lawyers in the world by the National Law Journal.
In 2015, Stephen won the arbitration award at the inaugural American Lawyer Transatlantic Legal Awards. He also won the International Law Office Client Choice award for arbitration in New York in 2014 and 2015, and was included in the Crain’s Business “Forty under 40” list in 2014.
Stephen’s investment-treaty experience includes obtaining final awards in seven major arbitrations (ranging in value from approximately US$100 million to more than US$1 billion) in which he was lead or co-lead counsel representing sovereign nations: ACP Axos Capital GmbH v Republic of Kosovo; EuroGas Inc et al v Slovak Republic; Occidental Petroleum Corporation and Occidental Exploration and Production Company v The Republic of Ecuador; Achmea BV v Slovak Republic; ECE Projektmanagement International GmbH et al v Czech Republic; InterTrade Holding BmgH v Czech Republic; and Phoenix Action, Ltd v Czech Republic
Stephen is currently advising numerous other sovereign nations and foreign investors on investment-treaty matters.
Stephen also has particular experience in gas pricing disputes. He acted as counsel to a major Italy-based energy company that won a US$395 million ICC award in 2013. That award came on the heels of another ICC arbitration victory for the same client, but against a different counterparty, in the amount of US$580 million in 2012. Stephen was also counsel for the winning party in two different gas-pricing UNCITRAL awards worth well over US$1 billion – one in 2005 and one in 2008 – for Spain-based energy companies.