Stephen Bate is a British citizen, an arbitrator C.Arb. and FCI. Arb. and also a mediator accredited by CEDR and IMI. He has a UK domestic and international commercial arbitration practice: 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. He has conducted well over 150 mediations in domestic and international disputes: www.cedr.com.