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 at another major New Zealand law firm.
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.