Ben Lamble focuses his practice on commercial litigation and arbitration with particular experience managing disputes in the financial services, commodities and energy sectors. His recent cases include claims for breaches of long-term energy and commodities contracts, a high value litigation in the Financial List concerning the valuation of derivative transactions and an investment treaty case in the energy sector.
Ben has significant experience working on cases with cross-border elements and has experience of working in other jurisdictions.
Advised the claimant in a claim worth in excess of EUR 500 million regarding the close out of derivatives transactions following the insolvency of Lehman in 2008. The case was one of the first heard in the Financial List, which required expert evidence on the valuation of derivatives transactions and consideration of the proper exercise of contractual discretion*
Advised a client in respect of an investment treaty claim worth in excess of US$ 500 million following state interference in the management and operation of a company in the energy sector*
Advised a mining client in an arbitration claim in excess of US$ 100 million for the alleged breach of a long-term contract*
Advised a company providing operation and maintenance services in a series of disputes alleging breaches of a long-term O&M contract in the renewables sector*
Advised a leading firm of insolvency practitioners in relation to insolvency issues and potential claims arising out of derivative contracts which had been entered into by companies over which the firm’s Insolvency Practitioners were appointed as liquidators or administrators*
Acted for an African bank in relation to claims against a company in a large multinational group for breach of a financing agreement*
Represented a company in a high value High Court professional negligence claim against its former administrators, alleging misfeasance in the sale of the company’s assets at an undervalue*
Acted for the claimant in a claim against a nation state, alleging breaches of a long-term contract for the sale and purchase of oil. The case also involved claims arising out of allegations of bribery and corruption*
Represented 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*
Acted for the claimant in an arbitration and subsequent appeal, the liability issues of which were decided by the Court of Appeal in leading case on “agreements to agree”*
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