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A key dealmaker for Russell McVeagh, with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures and overseas investment. Ben has acted on a number of significant transactions providing high quality legal advice to large scale, high-value corporations on complex financial transactions, including for Pacific Equity Partners, CPE Capital (formerly CHAMP Private Equity), The Riverside Company, Carlyle, Fonterra and Lion. He is trusted and highly valued for his ability to work cooperatively and achieve exceptional and commercially focused results, and has recently advised Pacific Equity Partners on its sale of Manuka Health New Zealand.
Ben has significant experience in advising receivers and administrators on restructuring and insolvency related M&A, and sponsors on infrastructure projects. He also advises on New Zealand's foreign investment laws, and in 2020 he co-authored the New Zealand chapter of the global publication Getting the Deal Through – Foreign Investment Review 2020.
Ben's work highlights include acting for:
LLB (Hons), BSc (University of Canterbury).
Ben is ranked as "Highly Regarded" by IFLR1000, 'Up and Coming' in M&A by Chambers and Partners, a Rising Star by NZ Lawyer, and a "Next Generation Partner" by Legal 500, with clients describing Ben as "very hard working, exceptionally diligent, a creative problem solver", a "highly competent deal executor" and an "excellent lawyer. A rising star." Ben is also is recognised by Best Lawyers® 2021 in Corporate Law.
Ben is part of our Corporate Advisory team, which has been named New Zealand's top deal firm at the 2019 New Zealand Law Awards.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Energy and Renewables
International Trade and Investment
Agribusiness and Food
Restructuring and Insolvency
Infrastructure and Projects
Health and Aged Care
Hotels, Hospitality and Tourism
Sports and Major Events
Transportation, Shipping and Logistics
Partner, Corporate Advisory
Partner, Technology and Telecommunications
Special Counsel, Corporate Advisory
Senior Associate, Corporate Advisory