Ben is a member of Freshfields’ global investigations practice in London and a member of the corporate crime group. Ben joined the firm as a partner in 2017. He advises clients on identifying and controlling the risks that arise from regulatory and criminal law enforcement within the domestic and international landscape. Ben practised as a defence lawyer in the City of London before becoming a board member and the joint-head of bribery and corruption at the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO). There, he led some of the SFO’s most significant corporate cases and influenced UK policy matters such as the introduction of deferred prosecution agreements, enforcement of the UK Bribery Act and development of the law of corporate criminal liability. He also had a particular focus on building the international relationships necessary to investigate and conclude the most complex matters.