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Ben Allgrove

Ben is a partner in Baker McKenzie's IP, Data and Technology team based in London. He is a much sought-after industry specialist, with a particular emphasis on digital media and intermediary platforms. Ranked in the major directories, clients say of Ben that he "has a tremendous amount of experience advising tech and media companies, he is a star of the industry" (Chambers UK, Media & Entertainment, 2022, Band 1); "is a star who knows copyright inside out" (Chambers UK, Intellectual Property, 2022, Band 2); "is incredibly attuned to our business goals and IP risk, and has built a strong team which provides clear, pragmatic advice incorporating legal analysis as well as industry insights" (Chambers UK, Intellectual Property, 2022, Band 2); "is a real expert and has his finger on the pulse on legal developments. He understands the business and how we approach risk. He gave very practical advice and was unflappable in a particularly adversarial matter" (Chambers Global, Intellectual Property, 2022, Band 2); and that he "focuses on complex IP advisory and litigation work, particularly in digital music distribution and artificial intelligence mandates" (Legal 500, TMT, 2022, Tier 2). A Rhodes Scholar, Ben has twice been named in The Lawyer's "Hot 100" lawyers (in 2019 and 2012), along with being named E-Commerce Lawyer of the Year (UK) in the ILO Client Choice Awards 2011 and Assistant Solicitor of the Year in the British Legal Awards in 2009. He was named a "Change-Maker" in the Financial Times; European Legal Innovation Awards 2021 and is ranked by Managing Intellectual Property 2022 as a Copyright Star and a Transactions Star. Ben is also Baker McKenzie's Chief Innovation Officer, in charge of the Firm's Reinvent innovation arm.

Baker McKenzie and Milltown Partners have jointly produced a report outlining regulatory approaches towards young people’s safety online in different markets around the world, capturing global trends and exploring regional variations. The aim of the ‘Online child safety: an opportunity to get it right’ report is to provide tech companies operating in this space with information on current stakeholder attitudes, an understanding of the direction of policy and regulation travel, and practical advice on how to navigate an often high-stakes issue successfully.

Stay tuned to Baker McKenzie’s Supply Chains Disrupted video series for discussions and practical insights about current and emerging supply chain issues, with a focus on the tax, legal, trade and regulatory implications supply chain management teams should consider.

With LIBOR set to be discontinued on a permanent basis, corporate service providers and corporate trustees must transition to alternative rates before the phase-out begins at the end of 2021. Bearing this challenge in mind, we, at Baker McKenzie, needed to streamline the re-papering process for our clients. We needed to create an end-to-end solution that provides the right balance of legal expertise, legal project management and technology.