Ben Summerfield, Partner, Reed Smith LLP, London Ben is a partner in the London office of Reed Smith’s Global Commercial Disputes Group. He represents clients in multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation and international arbitration matters. He is recognised as one of the leading practitioners in the London market, where he acts in major cases for international clients, ranging from major institutions, governments and ultra-high net worth individuals. Ben’s work spans a broad number of sectors including financial services, technology, telecoms, media and energy. Ben is an advocate for alternative funding of disputes and has acted in litigation and arbitration matters where third party funding has been deployed for his clients, as well as defending cases where the claim has been third-party funded.