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Ben Ward



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Ben Ward



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

News & insights

Publications: 24 SEPTEMBER 2020

Fintech M&A: The future of dealmaking post Covid-19 coronavirus

After a run of high-value deals at the start of the year, fintech M&A has slowed to a trickle. What will dealmaking look like in the future?

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News: 23 SEPTEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy to host inaugural virtual APAC Corporate Academy

Series of five webinars provides mid-level M&A/corporate counsel with insight into regional trends and best practice in M&A transactions.

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Publications: 22 SEPTEMBER 2020

The European Commission’s evaluation of the antitrust rules on vertical agreements: where are we heading?

The European Commission’s evaluation of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and the Vertical Guidelines has shown that, whilst these tools continue to serve a useful purpose, there is room for…

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News: 14 SEPTEMBER 2020

A&O advises on sale of stake in The Saudi British Bank in rare accelerated bookbuild

A team of A&O lawyers based across London and Dubai have advised NatWest Markets plc and Banco Santander S.A. in connection with their USD200 million disposal of shares in Tadawul listed The Saudi…

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Corporate and M&A



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11th Floor, Burj Daman Building, Al Mustaqbal Street, Dubai International Financial Centre
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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2007


LLB, University of Law, 2005

BA, University of Cardiff, 2001

Experience highlights


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.