Benjamin is Global Counsel’s CEO, co-founder and leads the business. He supports client teams working on issues ranging from technology and media to natural resources and real estate.
Benjamin has a background in business and politics with a career split between working in the media and the UK government. His last role in government was as the Director of Strategic Communications for the British Prime Minister between 2005-7. Previously, he worked in the Department of Trade and Industry, and the Cabinet Office. His business career includes roles in publishing for both established media companies and digital start-ups.
Recent examples of his work include:
- Advising the senior leadership of a major software company seeking to engage with European policymakers to explain their contribution to the digital economy.
- Working with an international hospitality business to help senior management navigate the policy challenges presented by covid-19 in Europe.
- Supporting a global investor understand the political risk of a transaction in the UK life sciences market.