Ben specialises in corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on commercial projects, procurement, outsourcing, technology law and intellectual property.
Ben has advised clients across a range of industries, including the telecommunications, energy, insurance, financial services and public sectors. He has acted for both suppliers and customers on a variety of commercial contracting and procurement issues.
Ben joined Chapman Tripp in 2013 following three years at Allen & Overy in London. He previously worked at Minter Ellison in Melbourne and another major New Zealand law firm.
Ben’s experience includes advising:
- a major European fund manager on the procurement of an investment management system to provide end-to-end management of its multi-billion USD portfolio
- a major international newspaper chain on aspects of a creative services outsourcing project for the outsourcing of the preparation of print advertising
- Citi in relation to an agreement with the UK Department of Works and Pensions for the establishment of a new payment system for the provision of benefits (involving both negotiation with the Department of Works and Pensions and a subcontractor providing a nationwide network of outlets)
- the scheme operator of a major automated UK based payment scheme on a variety of contractual and procurement issues, including the development of automated account switching and Cash ISA transfer systems
- various clients in relation to major IT outsourcing and long term IT/telecommunications projects, including advising on a major Victorian government authority’s strategic sourcing project for the acquisition and rationalisation of its information technology service providers
- clients on various business process outsourcing arrangements, including a new entrant UK bank in relation to the establishment of a mortgage administration business on a “build, operate, transfer” model
- a major UK bank on the outsourcing arrangements relating to the exit and wind down of its loan business in Ireland (both a major business process outsourcing and a linked information technology outsourcing), and
- on a range of commercialisation and distribution arrangements, including white labelling manufacturing agreements, distribution agreements, technology licensing and revenue sharing agreements.