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Ben Warden

Ben Warden

Senior Associate

M:+64 27 494 7299

T:+64 4 498 4973


F:+64 4 472 7111



LLB, BSc, Victoria University of Wellington


2004 New Zealand; 2007 Victoria, Australia


​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.