Ben Williams

Partner | London

Client services contact Liberty Marsom


Ben is a partner in the intellectual property and technology team.

Ben is a partner in the intellectual property and technology team and joined the firm in 2018 as a result of the merger between JAG Shaw Baker and Withers tech

He primarily advises VC-backed technology companies on the protection, commercialisation and enforcement of new technologies. Ben has particular experience representing software and hardware providers (and all the hybrid companies in-between) in, amongst others, the foodtech & agritech, telecoms & tech infrastructure, edtech, digital health, and deeptech sectors.

Ben also has the following expertise:

  • Drafting and negotiating saas licensing agreements (especially enterprise level);
  • Advising clients on disruptive business models (including the use of litigation to clear the path to market);
  • Crafting novel legal documents that enable the commercialisation of new technologies and innovative business models;
  • Representing clients in technology disputes by enforcing business-critical and technology-related IP.
Ben also has higher-rights of audience and is able to represent clients in the senior civil courts in England and Wales.
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Me in a minute

I'm at my best when helping tech companies to push the boundaries

My clients are often market disruptors with the potential to grow extremely quickly. They are constantly pushing the limits and expect their lawyers to do the same. As someone that likes to do things differently (and to prove doubters wrong), the tech sector is a natural fit.