Ben Higson has been immersed in mergers and acquisitions, and the intersecting sectors of energy, natural resources and infrastructure, since he qualified as a lawyer.
Now highly-rated by Legal500 and described as a "corporate rising star" by Legal Business, clients come to Ben for the depth and breadth of his experience and knowledge in domestic and international deals, across the full range of structures, including public and private deals, investments and exits, joint ventures and complex commercial contracts. He has a focus on the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors and a broad knowledge of sector-related issues. He has particular experience helping Japanese clients with their deals outside Japan.
The firm's partners voted Ben on to the global management board in May 2014.
Since July 2014, Ben has led our corporate practice in London.
Areas of Focus
Kuwait Petroleum International on its acquisition of the Italian downstream petroleum business of Shell.
Citi Infrastructure Investors and InfraCapital on their interests in Yorkshire Water.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on its global joint ventures in metals machinery technology (with Siemens) wind turbines (with Vestas) and thermal power (with Hitachi).
Mitsubishi Motors on its disposal of NedCar (the largest car plant in Holland).
Chiyoda Corporation on its acquisition of Xodus group, a global oilfield services business.
Brookfield Infrastructure on its €1bn acquisition, together with Abertis Infrastructure, of one of Brazil's major toll road operators.
Citi Infrastructure Investors on its U.S.$1.5bn acquisition of D.P. World's Australian port terminals business and the related joint venture and management arrangements.
ExxonMobil on its U.S.$1.75bn disposal of the North Sea assets of Mobil North Sea to Apache Corporation.
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