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Ben is a key dealmaker for Russell McVeagh, with significant expertise in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate law, joint ventures and overseas investment. Ben has a particular focus on private equity transactions and regularly acts for some of the leading offshore and domestic private equity funds, including Pacific Equity Partners, CPE Capital (formerly CHAMP Private Equity), The Riverside Company and Carlyle, as well as some of New Zealand's most well-known companies such as Fonterra and Lion. He is trusted and highly valued for his ability to work cooperatively and achieve exceptional and commercially focused results.
Ben also has extensive experience in advising on New Zealand's foreign investment laws and advising receivers and administrators on restructuring and insolvency related M&A. He has co-authored the New Zealand chapter of the global publication Getting the Deal Through - Foreign Investment Review 2022 as well as the Chambers and Partners Global Practice Guide 2021 - Private Equity.
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LLB (Hons), BSc (University of Canterbury).
Ben is ranked as 'Highly Regarded' in M&A and Private Equity by IFLR1000, recognised by Chambers and Partners 2022 Asia-Pacific and Global guides for Corporate/M&A, a Rising Star by NZ Lawyer, a 'Leading Individual' by Legal 500, and is also is recognised in the peer-reviewed Best Lawyers® 2022 guide for Corporate Law.
Client feedback in Chambers and Partners 2022 Legal Guide emphasised Ben's expertise in the Corporate Advisory sector, stating Ben is:
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
Sports and Major Events
Transportation, Shipping and Logistics
Partner, Corporate Advisory
Partner, Technology and Digital
Special Counsel, Corporate Advisory
Senior Associate, Corporate Advisory