In 2013, Ben was recognised as a Reuters Super Lawyer, demonstrating excellence in the practice of law.

Ben has extensive dispute resolution experience, especially in international arbitration including at the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, LME and LMAA. Ben focuses on the Upstream Oil & Gas and Trade & Commodities sectors and also advises extensively on international sanctions.

One of Ben's recent Claimant cases has been recognised in this year's American Lawyer arbitration scorecard as one of the top 10 Awards by quantum in the last 12 months.

The Legal 500 has described Ben as "excellent" and "extremely efficient and hardworking," Ben Knowles "takes a great deal of trouble to gain the confidence of the clients."

Ben headed up our substantial legal team on the high profile USD multi-billion arbitration between the Government of Yemen and various US oil interests. That case resulted in a win for Yemen in 2008 which has been recognised as one of the major arbitration successes of recent years. Ben has had a number of major successes for Yemen.