Provided by Ben Olbourne
Ben Olbourne provides advisory and advocacy services across a broad range of international commercial disputes, in England and other jurisdictions, in relation to both court and arbitration proceedings. He has acted as sole or junior counsel before courts at all levels in England and in arbitrations under all of the principal sets of arbitral rules. He has particular experience working in Asia and for Asian clients, having lived and worked in the region for a number of years, and currently holds a License to Practise Foreign Law in Singapore.
His recent work has been principally in the general commercial, international trade and commodities, construction (infrastructure and vessels), insurance/reinsurance, energy, natural resources, and shipping/carriage of goods sectors. That work includes substantive hearings as well as applications for interim and post-judgment relief. Much of that work is of a multi or cross-jurisdictional nature involving questions of private international law and/or disputes governed by foreign laws. He has also provided expert opinions on English law for use in foreign proceedings on a range of substantive and procedural legal issues.
Ben Olbourne of 39 Essex Chambers is highly sought after for his deep knowledge of shipping and construction disputes. He is well experienced in handling commercial arbitrations under ICC, SIAC and LCIA rules and in ad hoc proceedings.