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Mel Stephens is of counsel to Strange & Butler in its London office. Mr. Stephens is a US-qualified attorney and has doctorates from both Oxford University and the University of California. Mr. Stephens is the co-author of International Business and National Jurisdiction (Oxford University Press, 1988) with the late Sir Alan Neale.
Mr. Stephens has practiced in the UK since 1983, when he founded Stephens & Associates and is the Managing Director of the firm. Mr. Stephens has acted as a Director and International Counsel to Reebok International Limited since 1988. He also serves as a director on the boards of a number of other companies.
Mr. Stephens can fairly be described as one of the world's leading experts on international distribution and licensing arrangements. Mr. Stephens' familiarity with both the US and European Court system makes him an invaluable liaison for high profile cases and transactions litigated by Strange & Butler, LLP for international clients.