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Ben Carroll

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Linklaters LLP

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Partner in commercial litigation department ‚Äď mainstream commercial litigation and international arbitration practice with a particular emphasis on the energy sector, joint venture disputes and construction disputes.


Trainee solicitor Linklaters, London and Moscow 2003-05; associate solicitor Linklaters 2005-09; managing associate Linklaters 2009-13 (including secondment to BP’s dispute team 2010); partner 2013 to date.


Trinity College, Oxford (1998-2001 MA Jurisprudence); Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (2001-02).


Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

The team at Linklaters Business Services is active across inbound and outbound corporate and M&A transactions, as well as advising on financing and capital markets in India. The India group is headed up by Narayan Iyer, who focuses on financing matters and, alongside recently promoted partner Sushil Jacob, led advice to Avendus Capital on the £23m acquisition of Ocean Dial Asset Management. In another work highlight, Savi Hebbur led a team which acted for Rosneft on its $12.9bn acquisition of a minimum 49% equity stake in Essar Oil Limited. Ben Carroll is a key name to note for dispute resolution and is handling several high-profile international arbitrations. Amit Singh, previously based in Hong Kong, joined the firm's Singapore office from Allen & Overy.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Linklaters LLP 'has a very strong commercial litigation team that stands out due to the quality of its associates and partners'. The practice is highly rated for its handling of large, complex, multi-jurisdictional cases from London, including contractual interpretation cases and big-ticket corporate and financial disputes that involve top-tier UK and international companies. Co-energy disputes team head Ben Carroll and Susana Cao Miranda acted for mining giant Glencore International (GI), in its defence of a breach of contract claim brought by Minera las Bambas and MMG Swiss Finance, which arose out of the sale by GI of a large copper mine in South America.  The dispute came about when alleged tax liabilities were pursued by the local tax authority and turns on the interpretation of several indemnities and complex issues of Peruvian law. Michael Bennett is global head of dispute resolution and Satindar Dogra is London dispute resolution head; other names to note in the practice include  Tom Cassels , who is known for his strength in public law and competition litigation, and Patrick Robinson who focuses on banking and financial markets disputes.

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International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Linklaters LLP's lawyers 'demonstrate an impressive hands-on approach that is very useful during proceedings'. The practice acts for multinational companies and sovereign states in complex, high-value international arbitrations and is particularly focused on the oil and gas, natural resources and telecoms sectors. Matthew Weiniger QC is co-head of the global international arbitration practice; Tom Lidstrom is an energy sector arbitration expert, who is also recommended for post-M&A arbitration; and Ben Carroll specialises in the energy and mining sectors. In 2018, Teresa Laboucarié-Polak and Jacqueline Chaplin were appointed partner and counsel, respectively.

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