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Benjamin Crawford

Partner

Beijing

Crawford Benjamin
Benjamin Crawford

Partner

Beijing

Benjamin’s practice is focused on cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures and complex shareholder and commercial arrangements across a number of industries, with extensive experience advising Chinese companies and investment funds on their global outbound transactions and multinational corporates on their Chinese inbound investments. He advises across a number of sectors, though has developed significant experience advising on transactions involving the financial services, TMT and ENR sectors.

Benjamin trained in the firm’s London office and has worked in the firm's Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai offices. He is admitted to practice in both Hong Kong SAR and Victoria, Australia and speaks, reads and writes Mandarin Chinese.

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Publications: 17 October 2019

Latest updates on the China financial sector: lifting foreign shareholding caps

On 11 October 2019, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) announced a clearer accelerated timeframe for lifting foreign shareholding caps (i.e. 51%) in futures companies, public securities…

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Publications: 22 January 2018

An Update of Mainland China's Control over Outbound Investments

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Publications: 14 August 2017

Innovate or stagnate the race to regulate fintech in Asia Pacific

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Publications: 14 August 2017

Fintech M&A: Minority investing - some key pointers

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Office

Beijing

46th Floor China World Tower A, No. 1 Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue Beijing
Beijing
100004

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Qualifications

Professional

Solicitor, Hong Kong, 2014

Registered Foreign Lawyer, Hong Kong, 2009

Lawyer, Victoria, Australia, 2008

Academic

LLB (Hons) BA (Chinese), The University of Melbourne, Victoria, 2006

Recognition