Ben is a principal associate in a London tax team. He specialises in and has wide experience of the taxation issues relevant to national and international corporate transactions and other commercial activities of corporate entities.
Ben’s recent experience includes :
•Advising a US client on the multi-billion acquisition of a UK-headquartered international software company;
•advising on the multi-million take-private acquisition of a major UK television production company by a global film and television corporation;
•Advising an Asian-based client on the acquisition of a prominent London hotel business;
•Advising a large insurance client on the outsourcing of its asset management function;
•Advising a Euronext listed special purpose acquisition company on its half-billion acquisition and restructuring of a UK based closed-life assurance business consolidator;
•Advising both corporate and pension trustee clients on various asset backed pension contribution structures;
•Advising a large fund administrator on high value stock lending arrangements.
Ben also has particular expertise advising in respect of all types of private equity investment and regularly provides tax structuring and transactional advice on buyouts, disposals and bolt-on acquisitions, acting both for management and for private equity sponsors.
Ben is also a regular contributor to tax and legal publications and provides expert commentary on tax issues in the national press. In addition, Ben lectures tax professionals on corporate taxation issues at the College of Law.