Ben is a Managing Associate in our commercial team who specialises in commercial law with a focus on information technology, as well as large-scale projects and transactions. Ben also has significant experience in the energy sector.
He has worked on a number of significant outsourcing deals (both onshore and offshore) for a range of customer clients in the private and public sectors. Ben has also advised numerous clients (from independent start-ups and developers to large financial institutions such as Old Mutual Wealth and LV=) on IT matters, including contracts for hardware, software (licensing, SaaS, development etc.) and services.
He has spent a total of 18 months of his career on secondment with clients, developing an understanding of what drives our clients' approaches to various matters and what they expect from their legal advisors. He has also provided general commercial advice on a range of matters to retailers including Post Office Limited, B&Q Plc and New Look.
Ben's experience in the energy sector includes advising developers and investors in onshore and offshore projects and interests, both domestically and internationally. He has a range of experience in overseas jurisdictions including: Switzerland, Nigeria, Iraq, Tunisia, Rwanda and Cameroon.
He has a particular interest in the disruptive power of artificial intelligence technology, both within the legal sector itself and more broadly.
Examples of experience include advising:
- The Ministry of Justice in relation to its accession to the Independent Shared Service Centre 2 Framework Agreement between Cabinet Office and Shared Services Connected Limited; a complex outsourcing of back-office functions into a new shared services environment involving numerous Government departments
- Old Mutual Wealth in relation to a major and long-term IT procurement programme, a number of significant strategic initiatives and transitional arrangements in relation to a global reorganisation
- various financial institutions and other businesses on business critical outsourcings
- Historic England in relation to a series of IT procurements
- Centrica in relation to its successful bid for, and negotiation of, a Zone Development Agreement under The Crown Estate's "Round 3" offshore wind licencing regime
- The Wood Foundation (Sir Ian Wood's family charity) in relation to the acquisition of two tea farms and other assets from the Government of Rwanda, involving negotiation with the Rwanda Development Board in Kigali.
"Excellent on all fronts…my eyes and ears and acted as an extension of our in-house team…very slick!"
Senior Legal Counsel, leading insurance and financial services business