Ben Lamble
Senior Associate


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Summary Open

Ben Lamble is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution group in the London office of Watson Farley & Williams. He joined the firm as a trainee in 2008 and qualified in 2010.

Ben specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration with particular experience in commodities, energy and financial services disputes. His recent cases include an arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules concerning the mining industry in East Africa, claims before the English High Court for failure to deliver goods under long-term contracts and High Court litigation involving the interpretation and valuation of derivative transactions.

Ben has significant experience working on cases with cross-border elements and has experience of working in other jurisdictions, including four months in the firm’s Singapore office and eight months working on arbitration cases in the Bangkok office in 2013/14.

Experience Open

    Ben’s experience includes:
    • MRI Trading v Erdenet Mining Corporation (2013). Acting for the claimant in an arbitration and subsequent appeal, the liability issues of which were decided by the Court of Appeal in a widely reported case concerning “agreements to agree”.
    • Petrologic v Banque Cantonale de Genève (2012). Acting for a Swiss cantonal bank in a successful application to challenge the jurisdiction of the High Court to hear a dispute relating to payment under a letter of credit.
    • HSH Nordbank AG v Intesa Sanpaolo SpA (2014). Representing the claimant in a financial services dispute seeking restitution of sums paid for the novation of an ISDA Master Agreement interest rate swap transaction with an Italian municipality which was alleged to be void.
    • Acting for the claimant in an arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules that covers issues including the interpretation of mining contracts in East Africa and the resulting calculations of loss.
    • Acting for the respondent in a high-value arbitration concerning the alleged infringement of exclusivity arrangements, which required expert evidence on quantum and the production processes and specifications used to make bitumen for export.
    • Representing a financial institution in litigation regarding the interpretation of the provisions of ISDA Master Agreements and the resulting calculations of Loss under those Agreements.

Education Open

  • 2006 – 2007: LPC (Distinction), BPP Law School, London
  • 2001 – 2004: Law LLB Degree (2:1), University of Warwick

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA)
  • Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)

Employment Record Open

  • 2015 – present: Watson Farley & Williams, Senior Associate
  • 2010 – 2015: Watson Farley & Williams, Associate
  • 2008 – 2010: Watson Farley & Williams, Trainee

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