Ben Zeris

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Ben Zeris is an associate in the London office of Kirkland’s Technology and Intellectual Property Transactions Practice Group. Ben’s practice focuses on advising clients on a variety of complex commercial and corporate transactions in which technology, IP and data play a major role, including M&A (sales, acquisitions and carve-outs), mergers, transfers, licensing, brand co-operations, security, joint ventures, research & development agreements, settlements, and services, manufacturing and supply arrangements.

Ben also advises clients on data protection compliance in relation to the EU General Data Protection Regulation and related European data privacy laws.

Ben has a wealth of experience across a range of sectors and industries, including life sciences, software, media, gaming, entertainment, telecommunications, food & beverages, digital marketing, hospitality and investment management. Ben’s prior experience in other international firms provides him with additional valuable experience in international and strategy aspects of commercial transactions that have proved invaluable for his clients. Ben has also acquired the Oxford Postgraduate Diploma in IP law and Practice which provides him with invaluable knowledge of the legal structure underpinning IP protections.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2016, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • University of OxfordPostgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice2018
  • BPP Law School, ManchesterLegal Practice Course; Graduate Diploma in Law2014
  • University of NottinghamB.A., EnglishHons2012