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Vinson & Elkins Adds Key Leader to London Corporate Practice

Ben Higson

Ben Higson joins the firm as a corporate partner and new head of the Corporate practice for the London office 

Vinson & Elkins announced today that Ben Higson has joined the firm as a partner in London, where he will add valuable leadership and experience to the firm’s Corporate practice.

In addition, Higson will take on the role of head of the Corporate practice for the London office. He joins Vinson & Elkins from Hogan Lovells.

“Ben is recognized as one of the leading M&A lawyers in London. He has an exceptionally strong client following across industries, and the experience in recruiting and team building that we believe will position us for growth and continued success,” said Keith Fullenweider, Chair of Vinson & Elkins.

Higson’s transactional experience includes M&A, joint ventures and other commercial transactions. While his corporate practice has touched on a number of sectors, he has substantial experience in infrastructure, energy, and industrial sector transactions as well as a wide variety of cross border matters in Europe and deals with a Japanese dimension for an international client base.

“During 2022, we have seen increasing demand from our private capital and strategic clients for our experience in infrastructure transactions across the digital, transportation and energy sectors, including specifically the energy transition,” said Kaam Sahely, Co-Head of Vinson & Elkins’ Corporate department. “Ben’s experience in these areas together with his ability to lead deal teams make him a perfect fit. I also look forward to working with him to substantially enhance our offering internationally,”

“Vinson & Elkins’ transactional work, particularly in the energy and infrastructure sectors, and world-renowned group of attorneys, provides great opportunity for me and my clients,” said Higson. “I’m excited to work alongside some of the best in the industry and to help build out the London team and further expand the firm’s global footprint.”

Higson received his LLB at Bristol University and went on to complete his Legal Practice Course at the University of Oxford.

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