Ben acts for clients in the financial services sector, primarily: clearing banks, payment service providers, ABLs and asset finance businesses. He advises on all retail banking disputes/complaints, provides regulatory work and has undertaken investigations often with a focus on fraud.
Ben has specialist expertise in all contentious, risk advisory and documentation aspects of Payment Systems (and Fintech) including merchant acquiring, card issuing and card schemes. He advises PSPs and businesses on issues including all aspects of payments regulation (IFR, PSD2, PSRs, e-money), payment processing contracts; payment card data breaches and security rules; Card Scheme Rules; fraud; complex Card Scheme contract structures; compliance for start-ups; and new card technologies.
Ben also advises on cyber security issues and has acted on investigations and litigation deriving from data breaches and criminal hacks in a number of high-profile incidents.