London Gas & LNG Forum Past Distinguished Speakers Include


Steven P. Finizio

Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Steven Finizio is a member of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP’s international arbitration and dispute resolution group, based in London.  

Mr. Finizio has advised clients regarding disputes under the rules of most of the leading international arbitration institutions and in ad hoc proceedings, involving the laws of jurisdictions in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the US, as well as disputes under bilateral and regional treaties, and he has particular experience with oil and gas disputes.  He also serves as an arbitrator.   

Mr. Finizio writes frequently on international arbitration and energy issues.  In addition to “A Practical Guide to International Commercial Arbitration:  Assessment, Planning and Strategy” (Sweet & Maxwell 2012), his recent publications on energy issues include “Destination Restrictions and Diversion Provisions in LNG Sale and Purchase Agreements” in The Guide to Energy Arbitrations (GAR 2nd ed. 2017) and “Gas Supply Transaction and Disputes,” (Oxford forthcoming).  Mr. Finizio teaches international arbitration as an adjunct professor, and is on the faculty of a number of arbitration academies, including the Cologne Academy of Arbitration and the International Dispute Resolution Academy in Hong Kong.  

Mr. Finizio is recognized as a leading international arbitration lawyer in Chambers Europe, Chambers UK, Legal 500, Global Arbitration Review’s Who’s Who in International Arbitration, the Euromoney Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration, Chambers Global, PLC Which Lawyer? and Legal Media Group’s The Best of the Best.  He also is recommended for public international law in Legal 500.

Mr. Finizio is a graduate of Georgetown University (A.B., 1988 magna cum laude), and the University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1992, with honors, Order of the Coif).  He also is a registered foreign lawyer in England and Wales.