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Benjamin Jones (Ben) advises clients around the world on the resolution of complex international disputes in the energy, construction, technology, and finance sectors.  He represents owners, investors and contractors in high-profile disputes arising from major capital projects under all major arbitration rules, many of which exceed USD 1 billion.  He has acted in more than 40 international arbitrations, and has particular experience involving projects in Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia.

In the construction sector, Ben represents clients in high-value disputes involving oil refineries, combined-cycle power plants, LNG facilities, petrochemical facilities, desalination plants and other major infrastructure projects.  Ben’s practice is also keenly focused on the energy transition, and his experience includes climate tech and renewable energy projects.   

Beyond the energy sector, Ben advises technology companies and private equity investors on the development of semiconductor fabrication facilities and other large-scale technology manufacturing facilities (both in the United States and in Asia), as well as the construction of hyper-scale data centers.  

In addition to his international arbitration work, Ben assists clients in cross border disputes involving foreign judicial and/or regulatory proceedings. He brings an industry perspective gained through a secondment to a major multinational company in Singapore early in his career, which involved managing a complex docket of litigation matters throughout South and Southeast Asia and southern Africa. 

Ben’s accolades include being recognized in The Legal 500 United States for international arbitrationand his selection to the "Rising Stars" list by Super Lawyers in 2020 and 2022.

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Credentials

J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Order of the Coif

B.A., Brown University, magna cum laude

California

District of Columbia

Korean

Recognized, with sources describing Ben as "thorough"


Legal 500 for International Arbitration

Recognized as a "Rising Star"


by Super Lawyers in 2020 and 2022

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Recognition

Recognized, with sources describing Ben as "thorough"


Legal 500 for International Arbitration

Recognized as a "Rising Star"


by Super Lawyers in 2020 and 2022

News

In the News · Source: Law360, Global Competition Review, Bloomberg Law, New York Law Journal, Law.com International, Global Arbitration Review, Daily Journal, The Deal, Intellectual Property Magazine, World Trademark Review, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Global Investigations Review, Le Monde du Droit, La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires, Daily Report, The Oath, Houston Business Journal, The Texas Lawbook and Chicago Daily Bulletin

December 3, 2021
K&S elects 32 new partners and promotes 16 counsel across 16 cities

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Acting for a petrochemical joint venture in connection with a dispute against its earthworks site contractor

Acting for a power generation company in a multi-billion dollar dispute against its EPC contractor involving a 467-megawatt gas-fired combined-cycle power plant

Acting for a Latin American state-owned oil refinery in a multi-billion dollar dispute against its EPC contractor

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Acting for a petrochemical joint venture in connection with a dispute against its earthworks site contractor

Acting for a power generation company in a multi-billion dollar dispute against its EPC contractor involving a 467-megawatt gas-fired combined-cycle power plant

Acting for a Latin American state-owned oil refinery in a multi-billion dollar dispute against its EPC contractor

Acting for a Brazilian oil and gas company in a dispute against a Brazilian contractor concerning the fabrication of floating production storage and offloading vessels

Acting for a Korean distributor in a commercial dispute against its upstream supplier, in which Ben cross-examined a witness in Korean

Acting for the Sultanate of Oman in defending against investment claims by a Turkish construction company

Acting for a leading private equity fund in parallel ICC arbitrations in a post-purchase M&A dispute against the sellers of shares in a Latin American technology company

Acting for a leading Middle Eastern energy company in parallel PCA-administered arbitration against a national energy company for a total non-performance of a multi-billion dollar gas supply and purchase contract

Acting for a leading energy company in its resubmitted investment claim against the Venezuelan government

Acting for ConocoPhillips in parallel ICSID and ICC arbitrations arising from the expropriation of major infrastructure projects in Venezuela, which resulted in multi-billion dollar awards

News

In the News · Source: Law360, Global Competition Review, Bloomberg Law, New York Law Journal, Law.com International, Global Arbitration Review, Daily Journal, The Deal, Intellectual Property Magazine, World Trademark Review, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Global Investigations Review, Le Monde du Droit, La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires, Daily Report, The Oath, Houston Business Journal, The Texas Lawbook and Chicago Daily Bulletin

December 3, 2021
K&S elects 32 new partners and promotes 16 counsel across 16 cities

View all

Matters

Acting for a petrochemical joint venture in connection with a dispute against its earthworks site contractor

Acting for a power generation company in a multi-billion dollar dispute against its EPC contractor involving a 467-megawatt gas-fired combined-cycle power plant

Acting for a Latin American state-owned oil refinery in a multi-billion dollar dispute against its EPC contractor

See more
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Matters

Acting for a petrochemical joint venture in connection with a dispute against its earthworks site contractor

Acting for a power generation company in a multi-billion dollar dispute against its EPC contractor involving a 467-megawatt gas-fired combined-cycle power plant

Acting for a Latin American state-owned oil refinery in a multi-billion dollar dispute against its EPC contractor

Acting for a Brazilian oil and gas company in a dispute against a Brazilian contractor concerning the fabrication of floating production storage and offloading vessels

Acting for a Korean distributor in a commercial dispute against its upstream supplier, in which Ben cross-examined a witness in Korean

Acting for the Sultanate of Oman in defending against investment claims by a Turkish construction company

Acting for a leading private equity fund in parallel ICC arbitrations in a post-purchase M&A dispute against the sellers of shares in a Latin American technology company

Acting for a leading Middle Eastern energy company in parallel PCA-administered arbitration against a national energy company for a total non-performance of a multi-billion dollar gas supply and purchase contract

Acting for a leading energy company in its resubmitted investment claim against the Venezuelan government

Acting for ConocoPhillips in parallel ICSID and ICC arbitrations arising from the expropriation of major infrastructure projects in Venezuela, which resulted in multi-billion dollar awards

News

In the News · Source: Law360, Global Competition Review, Bloomberg Law, New York Law Journal, Law.com International, Global Arbitration Review, Daily Journal, The Deal, Intellectual Property Magazine, World Trademark Review, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Global Investigations Review, Le Monde du Droit, La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires, Daily Report, The Oath, Houston Business Journal, The Texas Lawbook and Chicago Daily Bulletin

December 3, 2021
K&S elects 32 new partners and promotes 16 counsel across 16 cities

View all

Credentials

J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Order of the Coif

B.A., Brown University, magna cum laude

California

District of Columbia

Korean

Recognized, with sources describing Ben as "thorough"


Legal 500 for International Arbitration

Recognized as a "Rising Star"


by Super Lawyers in 2020 and 2022

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Recognition

Recognized, with sources describing Ben as "thorough"


Legal 500 for International Arbitration

Recognized as a "Rising Star"


by Super Lawyers in 2020 and 2022