STEPHEN W. STEIN
Partner
(212) 808-7794
STEPHEN W. STEIN Partner

Steve Stein is a partner in the firm's New York office. He focuses his practice on international project finance, energy and infrastructure matters.

Steve has represented clients in international project finance matters involving the development of liquefied natural gas (LNG), ammonium nitrate, methanol, ammonia, offshore natural gas and condensate development, crude oil pipeline, refinery, copper, melamine and bauxite projects in Indonesia, Canada, China, Argentina, Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Puerto Rico, Qatar and Sudan.

Steve's experience with international infrastructure includes power, high-speed rail and wastewater treatment projects in India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Mexico. In addition, he has represented clients in international joint ventures involving Korea, Indonesia, Chile, China, Canada and Pakistan.

Steve has assisted clients with international engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for gas-to-liquids, melamine, petrochemical, ammonia, urea, cement, power, copper, and pulp and paper projects in Australia, Korea, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Malaysia, Thailand, Chile, United States and Tanzania. His experience also includes international long-term raw material, feedstock and supply contracts for power, LNG, phosphate rock, potash, sulphur, ammonium nitrate, ammonia, urea, methanol, natural gas, condensate, bauxite and crude oil pipeline throughput.

Professional Activities

Columbia University, University Seminar on Southeast Asia, East Asian Institute, 1992-2003

The Southwestern Legal Foundation, International and Comparative Law Center, Advisory Board, 1990-2006

The Center for American and International Law, Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Advisory Board, 2007-2009

Community Activities

New York Historical Society, chairman’s council

Represented clients in oil and gas exploration and development projects, including the preparation of new mining legislation for Somalia and Zambia, and the negotiation of exploration and development contracts in Somalia and Zambia.

Participated in negotiations related to the development of LNG projects in Canada, China and Iran.

Represented the Government of an African country in negotiations with the Government of another African country relating to the export of natural gas by pipeline from one country to the other.

Assisted fiber optic submarine cable companies with supply contracts and OA&M contracts for fiber optic submarine cable systems.

Acted as arbitrator in international contract disputes.

Pro Bono

Advised the Government of an African country with regard to the development of a methane gas-based power project.

Advised the Islamic Transitional State of Afghanistan in drafting an amendment to a law on domestic and foreign private investment in Afghanistan, and in drafting a new petroleum law.

Listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who in the World.

American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 1986-1995, president, 1989-1995

Association of the Bar of the City of New York: Committee on Project Finance, 1997-2003; Committee on Asian Affairs, 1992-2006; Committee on International Law, 1982-1985; Committee on Foreign and Comparative Law, 1978-1981

International Bar Association, Section on Business Law, Committee on International Construction Projects, Subcommittee on Construction Financing and BOT Projects, chairman, 1993-1997

American Bar Association, Section of International Law and Practice, African Law Committee, co-chair, 1999-2002

About

Steve Stein is a partner in the firm's New York office. He focuses his practice on international project finance, energy and infrastructure matters.

Steve has represented clients in international project finance matters involving the development of liquefied natural gas (LNG), ammonium nitrate, methanol, ammonia, offshore natural gas and condensate development, crude oil pipeline, refinery, copper, melamine and bauxite projects in Indonesia, Canada, China, Argentina, Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Puerto Rico, Qatar and Sudan.

Steve's experience with international infrastructure includes power, high-speed rail and wastewater treatment projects in India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Mexico. In addition, he has represented clients in international joint ventures involving Korea, Indonesia, Chile, China, Canada and Pakistan.

Steve has assisted clients with international engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for gas-to-liquids, melamine, petrochemical, ammonia, urea, cement, power, copper, and pulp and paper projects in Australia, Korea, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Malaysia, Thailand, Chile, United States and Tanzania. His experience also includes international long-term raw material, feedstock and supply contracts for power, LNG, phosphate rock, potash, sulphur, ammonium nitrate, ammonia, urea, methanol, natural gas, condensate, bauxite and crude oil pipeline throughput.

Professional Activities

Columbia University, University Seminar on Southeast Asia, East Asian Institute, 1992-2003

The Southwestern Legal Foundation, International and Comparative Law Center, Advisory Board, 1990-2006

The Center for American and International Law, Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Advisory Board, 2007-2009

Community Activities

New York Historical Society, chairman’s council

Experience

Represented clients in oil and gas exploration and development projects, including the preparation of new mining legislation for Somalia and Zambia, and the negotiation of exploration and development contracts in Somalia and Zambia.

Participated in negotiations related to the development of LNG projects in Canada, China and Iran.

Represented the Government of an African country in negotiations with the Government of another African country relating to the export of natural gas by pipeline from one country to the other.

Assisted fiber optic submarine cable companies with supply contracts and OA&M contracts for fiber optic submarine cable systems.

Acted as arbitrator in international contract disputes.

Pro Bono

Advised the Government of an African country with regard to the development of a methane gas-based power project.

Advised the Islamic Transitional State of Afghanistan in drafting an amendment to a law on domestic and foreign private investment in Afghanistan, and in drafting a new petroleum law.

Honors

Listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who in the World.

Memberships

American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 1986-1995, president, 1989-1995

Association of the Bar of the City of New York: Committee on Project Finance, 1997-2003; Committee on Asian Affairs, 1992-2006; Committee on International Law, 1982-1985; Committee on Foreign and Comparative Law, 1978-1981

International Bar Association, Section on Business Law, Committee on International Construction Projects, Subcommittee on Construction Financing and BOT Projects, chairman, 1993-1997

American Bar Association, Section of International Law and Practice, African Law Committee, co-chair, 1999-2002

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