Ben is corporate partner with over 17 years experience of corporate transactional and advisory work including mergers and acquisitions (both domestic and cross-border), private equity, MBOs, MBIs, group reorganisations, joint ventures, investments, and corporate governance issues. He leads the corporate team in the Midlands.
His clients include multi-national corporations, large privately owned companies and high growth businesses and entrepreneurs. Ben acts for clients across a wide range of sectors, although in recent years he has developed particular expertise working with clients in the hotel and leisure sector; financial services; technology; and manufacturing sectors. Much of his work has a strong cross-border element to it.
Recent experience includes advising:
- FIS, a leading freight brokerage business in connection with a number of strategic investments and acquisitions in the UK, Asia and the US;
- private investment firm, London & Regional Properties, on a series of UK related hotel acquisitions; and
- Indutrade, a listed global industrials company headquartered in Sweden with a number of UK acquisitions; and
Ben joined Shoosmiths in April 2013, having previously been a Partner at boutique corporate practice Hill Hofstetter (formerly part of Reed Smith). He is praised by clients as someone who "gets things done" and who builds ''strong relationships with clients".
BA (hons) in History 2:1 ( Reading University )
CPE ( College of Law, Guildford )
LPC ( College of Law, Guildford )