Benjamin Levitt

Ben Levitt

Baker & McKenzie Services Limited


Ben Levitt is an associate in London office's Dispute Resolution Department. Ben qualified in March 2016, and focuses on multijurisdictional commercial litigation and arbitration.

Practice Focus

Ben advises multinational companies on multijurisdictional commercial disputes, principally across the banking, technology, energy, and construction sectors.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted for Dubai Islamic Bank in connection with the defence of a USD 2 billion claim brought in the Commercial Court relating to a USD 560 million fraud in Dubai.
  • Acted for Consolidated Construction Company in respect of a high value claim in the Court of Appeal.
  • Acted for two multinational retailers in respect of a USD 600 million LCIA arbitration.
  • Acted for a multinational company in a post-M&A working capital value adjustment dispute in expert determination.
  • Acted for an international logistics company in respect of a disputed debt arising out of a fraud investigation.
  • Acted for an Australian company in connection with resisting a Winding Up Petition by HMRC in the Bankruptcy Court.
  • Acted for Championship football club in connection with a GBP 36 million breach of contract claim in the Commercial Court.
  • Acted for a Spanish bank in connection with a GBP 1 million breach of representation and warranty claim in a LCIA arbitration.
  • Advised a Qatari Bank in connection with three unpaid mortgages totally GBP 1.3 million.


  • England & Wales (2016)


  • University of Law (LLB) (2013)
  • University of Nottingham (History and Politics) (2009)


  • English


Author, A Zero Sum Analysis of Arbitration and Litigation is to the Detriment of Both: An Assessment of Lord Thomas’s Bailii Lecture and Sir Bernard’s CIArb Speech, Global Arbitration News, October 2016

Co-author, Bias in Arbitration and Adjudication", Lexology online and New Zealand Dispute Resolution Centre Magazine, June 2016

Author, European Commission Targets Five EU Member States Over Intra-EU BITs, Global Arbitration News, September 2015