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Ben Higson
Ben Higson
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets

Ben Higson

Ben Higson

20 Fenchurch Street
24th Floor
London EC3M 3BY
United Kingdom

start quote symbolBen Higson brings valuable experience within the nooks and crannies of foreign/cross-border M&A transactions and seamlessly merges overall advice with fine attention to detail. He is able to reply quickly and pragmatically to any kind of issue or problem. [Legal 500 UK, 2021] end quote symbol
Ben Higson

Experience Highlights

  • Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation plc on its $735 million acquisition of Bahia Minerals (Brazil) and related transactions

  • ExxonMobil on its $1.75 billion disposal of the North Sea assets of Mobil North Sea and other (confidential) projects

  • Stellwagen, a Dublin-based leader in global aviation asset management and financial and technology solutions, on its sale to Acasta Enterprises (Canada) as part of a cash and stock deal worth more than $900 million

  • Advised a private equity fund in its entry into a definitive agreement to acquire a leading global manufacturer of sprayed materials

  • Asahi on its £250 million acquisition of Fuller, Smith & Turner plc’s entire beer and cider business

  • Citi Infrastructure Investors on its $1.5 billion acquisition of 75% of D.P. World’s Australian port terminals business and the related joint venture arrangements

  • Brookfield Infrastructure Partners on joint venture arrangements with Abertis and OHL relating to Arteris SA (Brazil), for an amount in excess of €1 billion, and the follow on take private offer

  • Urals Energy PCL on its $600 million acquisition of an upstream oil and gas interest in East Siberia

  • Autogrill S.p.A. on its £545 million purchase of World Duty Free Europe from BAA

  • Bureau Veritas on its £450 million acquisition of the Inspectorate group

  • Mitsubishi Motors Corporation on its disposal of NedCar (the largest car plant in Holland) and its European network development

  • Fressnapf on its acquisition of the Italian Arcaplanet group from Permira

  • Citi Infrastructure Investors and InfraCapital on the reorganisation and sale of their interests in Yorkshire Water (the Kelda group)

  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on each of its recent global joint ventures, namely with Siemens (in metals machinery manufacturing technology), Hitachi (in thermal power) and Vestas (in offshore wind turbines)

  • VTB Bank on its interests in Pulkovo Airport (St Petersburg) and the restructuring of those interests as part of the underlying joint venture arrangements

  • Primetals Technologies and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on their acquisition of ABP Induction Systems

  • An oil major on the potential acquisition from another oil major of its downstream businesses in Botswana and Namibia

  • Chiyoda Corporation on its acquisition of a controlling stake in Xodus group, a global oilfield services group, and related matters

  • Kuwait Petroleum on its acquisition of the entire downstream business of Shell in Italy

  • Schlumberger on its oilfield services joint venture interests in Libya and Tunisia

  • Renault on the restructuring of its dealer and customer financing joint venture with RBS


  • Distinction, Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, 1997
  • LL.B., University of Bristol, 1996
  • IFLR1000, Rated as “Highly Regarded”, 2023
  • Legal 500 UK, Risk Advisory: Corporate Governance, 2023
  • The Lawyer‘s Hot 100, 2011
  • England and Wales
  • French