Ben Warden

Ben Warden

Ben Warden

Senior Associate, Wellington

Corporate & commercial

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T:+64 4 498 4973

M:+64 27 494 7299

E:ben.warden@chapmantripp.com

Qualifications

LLB, BSc, Victoria University of Wellington

Admitted

2004, New Zealand; 2007, Victoria

​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.

Recent experience

Ben has advised:

  • Kiwibank on a major programme to replace its core banking system, particularly in relation to drafting and negotiation of implementation arrangements with a third party systems integrator for the selected SAP system
  • the New Zealand Customs Service on its ICT arrangements with IBM relating to its Joint Border Management System
  • a range of clients, both customer and supplier, in relation to major procurement projects for various technology and infrastructure projects (including in relation to rail networks and infrastructure)
  • public sector and private sector clients on the application of the Government Rules of Sourcing
  • 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
  • various clients in relation to major IT outsourcing and long term IT/telecommunications projects, including advising a new entrant telecommunications company on a range of supply arrangements including fibre capacity leases and indefeasible rights of use
  • on various business process outsourcing arrangements, including advising a major newspaper chain in relation to a creative outsourcing project and a banking client in relation to the establishment of a mortgage administration business on a “build, operate, transfer” model, and
  • on a range of commercialisation and distribution arrangements, including white labelling manufacturing agreements, distribution agreements, technology licensing and revenue sharing agreements.
Corporate & commercial

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Government; Technology, media & telecommunications

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