Stephen Bate is a British citizen, Chartered Arbitrator, barrister and accredited mediator, with a UK domestic and international commercial arbitration practice carried on through ARBDB, international arbitration chambers in London: www.arbdb.com. His practice background is as a barrister at the English Bar, with over 25 years’ experience in a range of civil and commercial matters, specialising in media & entertainment law, latterly at 5RB barristers’ chambers until 2017.
Stephen was accredited as a mediator in the UK by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in 2002 and has since mediated approximately 120 cases with values up to £250M in a very wide range of commercial disputes, with a settlement rate of about 70%. His mediation practice is carried out through CEDR Chambers: www.cedr.com. Stephen is listed in the Legal 500 2018/19 as a leading mediator.
Stephen is a member of the Presidential Panel of arbitrators at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is also listed with the Dubai International Arbitration Centre as a qualified arbitrator. He is also a member of the panel of arbitrators maintained by Sport Resolutions and an arbitrator on the panel of arbitrators maintained by Phonographic Performance Ltd., the licensing body.
Arbitral and Other Appointments 1
These include the following -
Areas of Arbitration Work
Fields of work covered include commercial
contracts, defamation, ICT (information, communications and technology),
intellectual property, leisure and travel, manufacturing, media &
entertainment, partnership/shareholder, property, pharmaceutical, NHS,
healthcare and other regulatory matters, sport and telecommunications.
The above include/further areas are: sale of goods, supply of services, distribution agreements, licensing agreements in various fields, such as telecommunications, media and entertainment and intellectual property (e.g. patent and trade mark) disputes, copyright infringement; franchise agreements, gas supply contracts, computer contracts, employment contracts, restrictive covenant disputes, insurance claims, guarantee claims, contract disputes in many other different fields, e.g. sale of companies, warranty claims under sale and purchase agreements, joint venture contracts, agency agreements, contracts for advertising services; landlord & tenant, professional negligence (solicitors), competition claims, claims for breach of statutory duty, sponsorship and other sports-related agreements; breach of confidence, privacy and data protection.
1980 – 1981 Passed Bar Finals exams and called to the English Bar.
1979 – 1980 Diploma in Law, City University.
1976 – 1979 Magdalene College, Cambridge; M.A Foreign Languages (French and German).
Interests include a wide variety of sporting activities, reading history and membership of the Royal Geographical Society.
For more information or to discuss Stephen's availability or fees please contact Martin Poulter, Clerk to Chambers on +44 (0)20 3514 9020 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
1 The arbitration appointments were by the UK Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, by courts (English High Court, the Federal High Court of Nigeria), the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and by appointing bodies in sports matters, such as Sport Resolutions for the English Football Association.