Ben is a Partner in the Singapore office of Kennedys Legal Solutions and advises on all aspects of insurance and reinsurance law, with a strong focus in property, energy, construction & engineering and infrastructure risks.

He has extensive experience in advising on large and complex claims arising from operational power risks, CAR/EAR and related DSU/ALOP, trade credit, security/performance bonds, industrial/commercial product liability, natural catastrophe and losses under multinational insurance programmes. 

Ben’s experience includes advising on all forms of reinsurance arrangements and has expertise of facultative and treaty reinsurance disputes.  He has acted on disputes in London, New York and across Asia-Pacific. 

Ben also advises on recovery claims following property/engineering losses in Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Thailand.

Ben is a strong supporter of insurance sector in Asia and is a regular speaker at events in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand and is a committee member of the Asia Power Forum.

Ben maintains a pragmatic view and is very approachable. He is always willing to meet to discuss a matter. He is flexible and well versed in all parts of insurance.

Market recognition


  • Notable practitioner (Band 1) for 'Insurance (Singapore)'
    "Ben maintains a pragmatic view and is very approachable. He is always willing to meet to discuss a matter. He is flexible and well versed in all parts of insurance."
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2024


  • Notable practitioner (Band 1) for 'Insurance (Singapore)'
    Ben Nicholson garners widespread acclaim for his top-tier contentious practice, which centres on insurance and reinsurance in the energy and property sectors.
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2023


  • Notable practitioner (Band 1) for 'Insurance (Singapore)'
    "He's extremely knowledgeable and also very strategic."
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2022


  • Recommended lawyer for 'Insurance: Foreign Firms (Singapore)'
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021
  • Notable practitioner for 'Insurance (Singapore)'
    He is described by sources as "technically excellent, down to earth and easy to work with" and "a standout candidate when it comes to insurance coverage of the energy and power sectors."
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2021


  • Notable practitioner for 'Insurance (Singapore)'
    "Ben Nicholson is appreciated for being "very knowledgeable about construction claims and having deep insight of policy issues." Another client commends his "commercially astute advice." He often advises on construction and power sector claims."
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2020

Work highlights

  • Acting in a CAR and DSU arbitration following Hurricane loss at a large construction project.
  • Acting as coverage counsel on several large machinery breakdown and loss of profits claims at operational power plants across Asia and the Middle East.
  • Advising Trade Credit Insurers on pursuit of recoveries
  • Advising on CAR/DSU claims in Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong and PRC
  • Advising on disputes arising from proportional and non-proportional reinsurance, including quota share, Fac-Oblig, Stop loss, Excess of Loss, Surplus lines and other types of reinsurance contracts