Stephen Ball

Legal Consultant

Stephen helps clients to drive more value and competitive advantage from legal talent and investments in legal services. To find out more about Stephen, please visit Boost Legal. 


Summary

Year joined: 2018

Qualifications: LLB (Hons) & Legal Practice Course, Solicitor (non-practising)

Expertise

Stephen is an experienced and commercially focused General Counsel, senior executive and consultant with over 20 years ‘hands-on’ operating practice in US, EU, Middle East, Russia and Africa with exposure to a wide spectrum of issues in a range of different industries including Agriculture, Defence, Industrial, Marine, Mining, Oil & Gas, Software/SAAS, Internet Technologies and Telecoms. He has an innovative approach to identifying, developing and delivering value solutions and strategic change using modern methods.

Stephen is a trusted advisor skilled in legal leadership and advice, corporate development (M&A, JVs and new business design & build), legal operations, commercial negotiations & contracts, realising value from IP, international governance, risk and compliance management and a wide range of other international business matters. He has blue-chip multi-national training and experience honed in a wide range of enterprises, with particular exposure to start-ups, fast-growth/expanding companies and turnaround/troubleshooting situations.

He has a passion for solving difficult challenges and facilitating teamwork to ensure legal resources and blended teams are fit for purpose, high performing and deliver competitive advantage.

Academic

Nottingham & Nottingham Law School

Sectors & Specialisms

Stephen is experienced in using performance improvement and change management methods to accelerate effective value delivery from legal and commercial know-how and resources.

He also has broad experience and skills across a full legal portfolio, including in particular corporate, commercial and intellectual property (IP).

He has established and led global ethics and compliance programmes, including legal compliance for data protection, UK Bribery Act, competition law etc.