Ben is counsel in the Washington office. He has significant experience advising and representing parties in complex, high-value commercial and investment treaty arbitrations in a broad range of sectors (including energy and infrastructure, joint ventures/shareholders’ agreements, defense, financial transactions, and technology). His recent experience includes: (a) acting for ConocoPhillips in multiple ICSID and ICC arbitrations arising in part from the expropriation of hydrocarbon assets in Venezuela; (b) acting for an oil and gas major in a dispute against a state agency regarding the relinquishment of petroleum licenses; (c) acting for an international construction company in a dispute arising from defense contracts; and (d) acting for a Korean company in a dispute arising out of a distributorship agreement. He also acts as secretary to arbitral tribunals and advises on cause-based mandates.
Prior to joining Three Crowns, Ben was on secondment in Singapore to one of the world’s largest energy companies where he oversaw a broad portfolio of international dispute resolution matters in the Asia-Pacific region. He previously practiced in the arbitration group of an international law firm in San Francisco.
Ben is a member of the CPR Institute’s Energy, Oil & Gas Committee and a regional ambassador for HK45. He is recognised by the Legal 500 (US) with sources describing him as “thorough”.