Ben Allen is a dispute resolution and litigation lawyer who acts for clients based in Sydney. He has particular experience acting in disputes involving government as well as disputes relating to the technology and health/pharmaceutical sectors. As a member of the firm’s Business Ethics and Anti-Corruption team, Ben also acts for clients in a range of matters relating to fraud, bribery and corruption issues.
Ben has extensive experience in managing complex and sensitive disputes for both the public and private sector. Ben acts in a broad range of disputes relating to contracts, corporations law, equity and tortious claims generally. Ben also acts in property disputes relating to commercial leases and real property including claims for urgent injunctive relief.
Ben’s work for the private sector includes acting in complex technology procurement disputes and financial products litigation as well as disputes for those manufacturing health-related products or and providing health services. Ben also acts for clients responding to regulator actions and initiating undertaking fraud related investigations andor recovery actions.
Ben’s work for the public sector includes acting for various State and Commonwealth agencies in relation to contracting disputes, tortious claims and administrative law disputes in various courts and tribunals. In addition, Ben regularly presents training workshops to government about legal professional privilege; Model Litigant obligations; negotiations and advocacy skills; contract management; and detection and prevention of fraud in procurement contracts.
Ben’s experience includes:
- Commercial litigation, including commercial property litigation, technology related disputes and health and pharmaceutical disputes
- Public law, administrative law and government dispute resolution and advisory (including government procurement and funding disputes)
- Contract law advisory, contract interpretation and contract dispute management
- Alternative dispute resolution, including commercial arbitration, mediation and negotiation
- Fraud investigations, fraud recovery actions and other regulatory actions
- Privacy law and advice concerning Privacy Act breaches
- Anti-bribery and anti-corruption advisory and policy implementation
- International law disputes, including international arbitration
In April 2015, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released its Mutual Evaluation Report of Australia..
July 22, 2015
The spotlight on corruption in Australia has intensified recently, with a number of high profile investigations at both the State and Federal level..
January 05, 2015
Partner Ben Allen writes on the risks associated with legal privilege during serious fraud or corruption investigations..
June 22, 2015
Our mining teams in Australia, China, South Africa, UK and the US have co-authored an article on whistle-blowing legislation within the mining sector..
October 31, 2014