Recognised as a “future major player” by Legal 500, Ben specialises in antitrust litigation, commercial litigation, international arbitration and other dispute resolution procedures and has a wealth of experience acting for major multinational businesses across a broad range of sectors. Amongst his roles prior to joining FisherBroyles, he led the Antitrust Litigation practice at the international law firm Pinsent Masons and was Head of the London office of Strange & Butler. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ben was a professional solo cellist, chamber musician and teacher.
- Notable Experience
- Advising a number of multinationals across a range of sectors in respect of antitrust damages actions arising from the European Commission’s Trucks cartel decision;
- Acting for a major European investment bank in connection with disputes arising under certain structured finance products involving proceedings in London and New York in excess of US$1billion;
- Acting for AAR (Alfa-Access-Renova) in its dispute with BP over the oil major’s attempt to form a US$16billion strategic alliance with Rosneft for the exploration of oil in the Arctic Circle;
- Acting for a European affiliate of a US energy company in an arbitration regarding the construction of a turn-key gas-fired power station;
- Acting for a high net worth individual against multiple defendants in relation to email hacking (obtaining multiple third party disclosure orders and search and seizure orders to secure evidence);
- Successfully obtaining a stay of proceedings in the English High Court on behalf of a group of English investment companies regarding a dispute over the ownership of shares in a Ukrainian company;
- Advising the administrators of certain UK high street retailers in respect of antitrust damages actions arising out of multilateral interchange fee rates imposed by Visa and MasterCard; and
- Acting for a major international mining company in proceedings in the English High Court regarding activities at a mine in Tanzania.
- As hacking hits the headlines, steps can be taken to prosecute over stolen emails (Legal Week, 8 December 2011).
- Reflections on Owusu – the Radical Decision in Ferrexpo (August 2012, Journal of Private International Law Volume 8 No. 2).
- Overview (Getting the Deal Through – Private Antitrust Litigation 2013).
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England and Wales
University College London, LLB Laws
Prior Law Firm Experience
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Strange & Butler