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Ben Ward

Partner

Dubai

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Ben Ward

Partner

Dubai

Ben has significant experience in a wide range of corporate transactions, including public takeover bids, private acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, equity issuances and private equity, and on general corporate advisory matters.

He frequently acts for clients on major complex cross-border deals. Ben has worked in the London and Dubai offices of Allen & Overy LLP.

Ben has spent time on secondment as a senior legal counsel in the M&A team of a FTSE 100 client.

In the 2022 Legal 500 rankings, Ben is recognised as a "Next Generation Partner". In the 2022 IFLR1000 rankings, Ben is recognised as a "Rising Star Partner".

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News: 14 December 2020

A&O advises NatWest Markets plc and Banco Santander S.A. on their disposal of shares in Tadawul-listed Saudi British Bank

Allen & Overy has advised NatWest Markets plc (NWM) and Banco Santander S.A (Santander) in connection with their USD682.8 million disposal of shares in Tadawul-listed The Saudi British Bank (SABB) by…

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Experience highlights

Expertise

Practices

Corporate and M&A

Sectors

Banks

Office

Dubai

11th Floor, Burj Daman Building, Al Mustaqbal Street, Dubai International Financial Centre
Dubai
PO Box 506678

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2007

Academic

LLB, University of Law, 2005

BA, University of Cardiff, 2001

Recognition

Awards

2019 Middle East domestic deal of the year

Ben co-led the A&O team advising NatWest Markets plc on the USD17bn first-of-its-kind merger of Alawwal Bank and the Saudi British Bank which won IFLR’s 2019 Middle East domestic deal of the year.