Steve Stein is of counsel 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.
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
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.
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.
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