Ben is a partner in our Commercial, IP & Technology Department. He also heads the firm's Leisure and Hospitality Group and chairs the firm's Beyond Brexit Working Group.
Ben specialises in high-value and complex commercial contracts, often with an international dimension. These include outsourcing, manufacturing, supply of goods, supply of services, distribution, management, agency, franchise and brand licence agreements. He has extensive experience in the structuring and negotiation of equity joint ventures and co-operation agreements. He advises a range of corporate and other clients on their commercial contracts and on commercial and trading law more generally, including unfair contract terms, consumer law and the law of agency. He also regularly advises on commercial contracts in the context of M&A, including transitional services and separation arrangements.
Ben has expertise in a range of sectors, with particular focus on leisure and hospitality, retail, financial services and energy and infrastructure. As head of the firm's Leisure & Hospitality Group, he regularly advises on management and franchising arrangements in the hotel and wider leisure and hospitality sector. He also advises clients on Brexit-related risks and mitigation strategies and wider supply chain issues.
Ben is a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 and a Notable Practitioner in Chambers and Partners for Commercial Contracts.