Ben is the Chair of our Global Arbitration Group and Dispute Resolution Practice. He operates across multiple sectors and has particular experience in upstream and downstream oil & gas, trade & commodities, aviation and telecommunications sectors. Ben was instrumental in launching Clyde & Co's Global Arbitration Group and, as a recognised expert in the world of litigation funding, Ben also spearheads the firm's funding initiative.
Ben Knowles has extensive dispute resolution experience, particularly in international arbitration including at the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, PCA, CIETAC, and ICDR. His work comprises commercial arbitrations as well as investor state cases.
He is currently recognised by Legal 500 in the International Arbitration Powerlist and as a leading individual. Ben also sits on the editorial board of the Global Arbitration Review and on the ICC UK Committee.
Ben has successfully represented a number of different Yemeni interests for close to two-decades, work which has played a major part in Clyde & Co being the only international firm currently recognised by Chambers in Yemen.
Chambers say “London-based Benjamin Knowles is a renowned figure in the international arbitration circuit”. “Ben Knowles is very good at managing litigation under pressure. He is good at granularity but is also able to step back and manage.” “Ben is excellent.”
The Legal 500 has described Ben as “excellent” and “extremely efficient and hardworking,” and someone that “takes a great deal of trouble to gain the confidence of the clients”.
Clients describe Ben as an “outstanding professional who combines his extensive knowledge of arbitration with a flexible approach”. He "has excellent tactical skills, knowing exactly what to do and say and at what time" and "his black letter law knowledge is first class"