Steven Kay QC is Head of Chambers at 9 Bedford Row, a leading set of barristers established in London 70 years ago. He has been recognised in the Legal 500 as one of the leading QCs in International Crime and Extradition, and in the Chambers & Partners Directory as a pre-eminent silk in International Criminal Law. He is also Chairman of Oculus Financial Intelligence Limited.
Steven is a leading international criminal lawyer with a global reputation who has been in the landmark cases that have established modern international criminal law, including: the first UN trial at the Yugoslavia Tribunal (Dusko Tadic) that created modern international criminal law; the first trial of a former Head of State (ex-President of Serbia, Slobodan Milosevic); the first trial at the ICC of an incumbent Head of State (President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya).
Steven’s international fraud and corruption practice has focused on the criminal issues arising in complex international transactions and business structures, where he has worked with multi-disciplinary teams and is often retained as an advisor on strategy. These cases include offshore jurisdictions.
He is engaged by governments and organisations to investigate matters of international concern, such as: the 30 year conflict in Sri Lanka between the Tamils and the State; Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood; Montenegro corruption and conflicts of Interest; Algeria and abuse of human rights alert. In May 2021 he led the 9BR international team that produced A Report on the Lundin Case commissioned by the Board of Directors for Lundin Energy.
Steven established in 9 Bedford Row an international UK Bribery Act Advisory Service and INTERPOL Red Notice Hot Desk.