Ben Aram

Ben Aram

Partner London, United Kingdom

Ben is a Partner at Kennedys’ London office. He qualified in England and Wales in 2009 and specialises in insurance and reinsurance coverage work, product liability, complex property damage and general commercial litigation, often with an international or cross-border dimension.

Ben acts for insurers, international conglomerates, domestic companies and ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals. He has worked on cases at all English court levels, including the Supreme Court, and conducted international arbitrations.

He has particular experience in handling product recalls and coordinating the defence of thousands of mass tort claims across the EMEA region. Being a fluent German speaker, he regularly appears on behalf of his clients as co-counsel in the courts of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Ben also speaks French and Hebrew.

He has litigated some of the most widely-publicised cases in the UK. These include RSA’s recovery action under the Riot (Damages) Act 1886 following the attack on the Sony warehouse during the August 2011 London riots, along with a number of high-value cases arising from damage to large residential and commercial properties.

Ben leads the firm’s Israel Desk, advising London insurers facing claims in Israel as well as Israeli insurers, government agencies and companies requiring assistance in the UK.

He is also listed as an expert in the product liability chapter of Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences 2018.

Ben is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL).

Market recognition

  • Next Generation Lawyer for 'Product liability: defendant (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Product liability: defendant (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
  • A Recommended Lawyer for 'Commercial litigation (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
  • Commercial litigation (London)
    “Ben Aram [is] highly rated.”
    The Legal 500 UK 2017
  • A Next Generation Lawyer for ‘Product liability: defendant (London)’
    The Legal 500 UK 2017

Work highlights

  • Acts as coordinating counsel in a global recall of metal on metal hip implants, overseeing the handling of thousands of attritional claims by patients, hospitals and health insurers across the EMEA region.
  • Acted for insurers in a recall of bottled alcoholic beverages supplied to supermarkets across the UK, Ireland and Japan following instances of delamination of glass within some of the bottles.
  • Advised London insurers on a number of claims in Israel, including on the scope of coverage, relating to various issues such as flooding damage connected to a prestigious PPI infrastructure project, EPL claims and various complex product liability matters.
  • Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc and others v Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime [2013]. Acted for RSA in its highly publicised and law-making claim against the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime under the Riot (Damages) Act 1886 arising from the attack on the Sony warehouse in Enfield during the August 2011 London riots.
  • R+V Versicherung AG v Robertson and Co SA [2016]. Acted for R+V Versicherung AG in a claim against Robertson and Co SA relating to loss adjusting services rendered in connection with the devastating 2010/2011 Christchurch (New Zealand) earthquakes. Successfully defended an application contesting the jurisdiction of the English court.
  • Represented several UHNW Russian and Ukranian individuals and their associated companies in a number of property and asset related litigated and non-litigated disputes in the UK, Singapore, Switzerland and Russia.
Market recognition
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    Next Generation Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2019

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2019

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2017