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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.

In the 2021 Legal 500 rankings, Ben is recognised as a "Next Generation Partner". In the 2021 IFLR1000 rankings, Ben is recognised as a "Rising Star Partner".

News & insights

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News: 19 OCTOBER 2021

A&O advising Zopa on its USD300 million fundraising led by Softbank Vision Fund 2

Allen & Overy is advising digital bank Zopa on its latest round of fundraising. The bank, which was the world’s first peer-to-peer lender and is one of the UK’s newest digital banks, has raised…

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Publications: 18 OCTOBER 2021

Green pass: the obligation of green certifications in the working environments

The measures on the obligation to possess Green Certification Covid-19 for employees in the public and private sectors taking effect from 15 October 2021.

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News: 15 OCTOBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises OEP’s Spanish portfolio company VASS on its merger with German IT consulting firm Ecenta AG

Allen & Overy has advised VASS Consultoría de Sistemas S.L., the Madrid-based portfolio company of US private equity investor One Equity Partners (OEP) which specialises in Customer Experience…

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News: 14 OCTOBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Arion on first EUR300m covered bond issuance

Allen & Overy has advised Arion Bank hf. on its first issuance of a Euro denominated covered bond. Over a decade on from the financial crisis, the EUR300m issue represents the first time an Icelandic…

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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.