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Benjamin Crawford



Crawford Benjamin
Benjamin Crawford



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.

News & insights

A coal power plant in Vietnam

Publications: 21 OCTOBER 2021

Indonesia passes carbon tax bill as part of GHG regulation effort

There are two important legislative developments in Indonesia as the country attempts to meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement. Indonesia’s House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat…

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System of pipes

Publications: 19 OCTOBER 2021

Carbon transport and storage in the UK

Today the UK Government has announced which two carbon transport and storage clusters have been successful in the initial phase of the UK Government's carbon capture, usage and storage cluster…

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Exterior of a modern office block with mirrored glass

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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Three colleagues discussing data on charts and tablets

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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Solicitor, Hong Kong, 2014

Registered Foreign Lawyer, Hong Kong, 2009

Lawyer, Victoria, Australia, 2008


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