Benjamin (Ben) Luscombe
Ben Luscombe was a disputes partner with King & Wood Mallesons from 1991-2009 working in its Perth, Melbourne and Sydney offices. In 2010, he established Cochrane Lishman Carson Luscombe (a boutique law firm in Perth) until it merged with Clifford Chance, where he practised as a disputes partner (principally in International Arbitration) until April 2022. He has 40 years’ experience representing parties in major arbitration and dispute resolution/advisory work throughout Australia, Asia and Africa, with a focus on disputes arising from the energy and resources sector.
Ben is recognised as a leading expert in Dispute Resolution and has appeared in major legal directories including Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500 and Doyle’s Guide. He has received an exceptional level of positive feedback from clients testifying to his flair for handling highly complex energy and resources-related mandates, notably including arbitrated as well as litigated matters. Specifically, Ben has been praised for his “very targeted litigation advice and representation” and “understanding of the nuances” (Chambers Asia Pacific 2019); “the most thorough and exhaustive” preparation and also as the go-to partner for any “big litigation that is about to go nuclear” (Chambers Asia Pacific 2017). On his work in the Energy sector, clients describe Ben as someone who “provides succinct, commercially sensible advice even when considering technically complex legal questions” – Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Energy (Transactions and Regulatory) Australia 2019.
Ben has been recognised by his peers as a top lawyer in the litigation and ADR categories of The Best Lawyers in Australia and was recognised by the market and his peers as the best arbitration lawyer in Western Australia (Best Lawyers 2017). Ben and his team won the 2016 and 2017 ADR Practice Group of the Year Award from the Australian Disputes Centre.