Ben Wells is a Solicitor Advocate and a fluent Russian speaker. The majority of his work is focused on Russian-speaking clients.
Ben is experienced in international arbitration and dispute resolution related to cross-border disputes. Ben has a particular focus on contentious trusts issues, claiming relief under Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984, asset-tracing and recovery. Ben also assists clients to decide contentious issues in relation to commercial contracts, trading, investments, banking, company and shareholder disputes, cross-border insolvency, international civil fraud and enforcement. Ben regularly represents clients in arbitration and in the English courts.
Ben is the founder and chairman of RusFor (the Russian Speaking Legal Professionals’ Forum) a group that hosts conferences and networking events for its professional members. He is also an executive committee member of the British-Kazakh Law Association, holds rights of audience at the Astana International Finance Centre (AIFC) and is listed as an international arbitrator with the Russian Arbitration Centre and RSPP (Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs).
Ben writes articles which have been published in CIS Arbitration Forum, Arbitration.ru and Zakon.ru as well as having featured in articles for the Law Society of England and Wales. Ben is a frequent speaker at conferences throughout Russia, Kazakhstan and the former Soviet Union and is a guest lecturer the St Petersburg State University of Economics.